“And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.” (James 3:18, NLT)
Only a few seeds actually produce fruit, but those seeds are worth all the effort. My dad plants a garden every year, knowing that his efforts may not be successful.
I don’t know what will happen to the “seed” I planted today, just as my dad didn’t know how his garden would produce. One thing I know for certain – nothing will grow if I don’t plant. I am here to share the gospel, so that is what I will continue to do.
Prayer: Father, help me to be mindful of the seeds that I plant rather than focusing on the harvest. The harvest is in Your hands. I pray that missionaries, also, will continue to plant the seeds of the gospel, and leave the rest up to You. Amen.
(from Voices of the Faithful compiled by Kim P. Davis, page 157)