One more tree…:) for now.
It is so easy to get caught up in politics and the trials of our times, to think that we have it so much worse, that things are getting even nastier. It is easy to feel defeated. It is easy to sit back and just pray for things to change, to get better, to be victorious.
But the gravity of the situation is this: WE need to do the planting.
No matter what. Otherwise there will not be any trees in the first place.
Martin Luther, the father of Protestant faith, lived from 1483-1546–and he was worried the world would go to pieces then. Almost 500 years ago. He realized that God would come in His own sweet time. He realized we could sit around worrying about, theorizing about it, and complaining. OR he could do something about it. He planted his seeds of faith, watched the seeds spread, and look what happened.
We never know what tiny seed we are planting and how it may affect ourselves or other people. Or our environment. We may never know. Or we may have someone come to us much later down the road, many moons from now, who lets us know the impact we had.
And really, it DOESN’T matter if we ever know.
What IS important is the beginning process: planting, fertilizing, watering, keeping predators away, facilitating growth–even if by the light of the moon.