One day last summer, the boys were eating watermelon and spitting the seeds over in the pine straw, next to the front door. This seemed pretty insignificant until this summer when I lifted a strange vine to discover we were the proud parents of a full grown watermelon!
As the kids arrived home from school one by one I directed them to lift the vine so they could experience the surprise I had. It was so hilarious! We laughed and joked as they recalled spitting those seeds onto the ground. After Caleb got home from work we picked it and the true test came…would it taste like “dirt” as Peyton put it.
You know what? It was delicious. Maybe because it was ours, but everyone agreed it was the best watermelon we ever had. We harvested another one soon after that and now there is a new little one growing. ( that is it in the picture)
I was shocked those seeds were able to survive. For one, they were randomly spit onto the ground, secondly, it was covered with pine straw. The odds were against them for sure.
3 Kingdom truths this reminded me of:
1. We are constantly planting seeds as we live our life, some intentional and some not.
2. We reap what we sow. Try to plant good things because when those seeds grow you will get exactly what you planted.
3. Sometimes God will surprise us with a little miracle to encourage us to stay steady and not give up.
Galatians 6:9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.
Caleb and I were able to share with our kids the incredible lesson that nature teaches, while being encouraged ourselves; Be like that watermelon seed. Don’t give up. Be consistent, stay steady no matter what. Keep sowing good seed and do your best to honor God. When you least expect it you will be rewarded by our Awesome Heavenly Father. Guaranteed.
Response: Hang on, your blessings are coming! God is Faithful.