I picked up the acorn and examined it. The outer shell was undamaged though it was missing the traditional acorn cap. I tossed it down on the grass letting it sink into the soil.
20 years later.
I looked around and only saw the giant oak tree that was not there the last time I had visited 20 years ago. I saw the grass was littered by the shiny smooth acorns. I picked one up and walked away.
120 years later.
The grass was still green. Trees blocked my view as I tried to peer into the forest. And to think this forest was here because my grandfather dropped a single acorn into the grass. I reached into my pocket and pulled out the acorn my grandfather gave me and set it down next to all the others.
Sometimes the smallest thing can grow into something magnificent. When we hold a seed or acorn we are holding the possibility of an entire forest between our fingers. God can set one of us down on this earth with the intent of having thousands if not millions of salvations happen because of us.
The key is that we need to take root in a good area. If we are planted on concrete we will not have the place to grow. If we are planted in bushes we will have competition and not have room to grow. If we are planted on grass and good soil we will have a healthy place to live and grow in our faith with God.
When we have been planted in a good area with a lot of room we can duplicate the amounts of believers over and over again. God can grow one person into a large forest of believers all of them planting more seeds for God. When we are willing to grow we can teach others how to plant seeds for God. All it takes is one to turn into a million.
“The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.” Luke 8:14-15 — If we are planted in poor conditions we will not grow but if we are planted in God, we shall grow big.
John Waller Crazy Faith
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I always enjoy your words Bryce. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I agree, that when we are willing to grow, we can help others grow. Planting seeds for God…. what an amazing blessing!! 🙂