“[Jesus] also said, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.’”
1 Corinthians 3:5b-7
“…the Lord has assigned each to his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.”
“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Lord of life, on the third day of creation you adorned the earth with the beauty of spring.
The fields and gardens obey your word alone, flourishing only at your command. Your kingdom grows and produces fruit in the mysterious seasons of the Spirit.
Help us plant your word generously and water your work abundantly. Allow us to trust in your life-giving touch for the harvest.
In the name of Jesus we pray, the seed sown in the dark grave and raised by your power to fill the storehouses of heaven.
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