Spring is here and that always makes me think of planting a garden. Growing up we always had a garden and I kept that tradition going as long as I had space for a garden. Now we have just a tiny bit of space, but we are also near a creek with lots of varmits trying to get what we plant. In fact, our little container garden a couple of years ago became the wildlife feeding center of the neighborhood!
When I had a garden, I absolutely loved putting little hard seeds in the earth and just a week or so later could sometimes see little sprouts of future plants pushing their heads up out of the dark soil. And you know what, whatever seed I put in the ground ended up to be that same kind of plant with a harvest like the picture on the seed packet. Never once did something else come up.
Heres the deal: The law of sowing and reaping always works. It works in every area of life. Whether we are planting a real garden this spring or planting the seeds of kindness or planting good thoughts or planting hate or bitterness. Whatever we plant, we will harvest. Some call it “Karma” Or some say “What goes around, comes around.”
At times, it seems as though people who are planting the wrong things get a beautiful garden or a harvest that looks enticing. But even though sometimes it seems as if this rule of reaping and sowing doesn’t work, in reality it always does. What we need to concentrate on is not the other person getting what he or she deserves, but in us doing what we should be doing to get what we deserve.
Today lets plant all of the positive seeds we can: goodness, kindness, joy, hard work, peace, laughter, confidence. When we plant those seeds, the garden is going to bloom with a beautiful, delicious harvest. That’s not just wishful thinking. It’s a fact of nature and a law of life.
“Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others –ignoring God!–harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.”