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NEVER GIVE UP ON SEEDS

Elizabeth, from church told of moving.  In doing so she dug up all her Iris bulbs.  I imagined her doing this and realized this was a labor of love.  They languished in the dark garage of her new home for two years before the appointed season arrived when she could plant them.  Much time had lapsed.  What would come of these shriveled, neglected bulbs left so long in a dark and wintry place?  She expressed that she didn't know; but faithful she planted, waited and watched.  Now three years later, the secret code planted by God, the message that He planned when He first created the flower we call an Iris caused each to flourish and bloom in their new home.  I tucked Elizabeth's story away and the joy she had in sharing it; knowing that as a writer I'd use this analogy. 
NEVER GIVE UP ON SEEDS!  SOME PRAYERS ARE SEEDS. SEEDS HAVE HIDDEN LIFE. THEY HAVE A PREDETERMINED TIMING THAT WAITS IN HOPEFUL CERTAINTY.   OH YES, SOME MAY LOOK LIKE DEATH. BUT THE SEEDS YOU'VE PLANTED HO…