I walked down into an isolated part of the garden where we had planted some trees and shrubs. They had been there for a couple of years now and I wanted to see how they were doing.

The seasons had been good and the young trees were thriving. A couple were as tall as I and others were not far behind.

Then, I noticed a curious thing growing near the tallest tree; I saw a plant with broad leaves and the most beautiful red flower I had ever seen. It was large and quite spectacular. I wondered how it had gotten there.

I had never grown such a plant. However, I recognized the leaves as belonging to a certain family of plants, but had no idea how this had been introduced into my garden. Somewhere, at some time, someone had planted a seed in the soil that had been used around the tree we had purchased. We watered the tree and the seed had come to life. Now I was presented with this magnificent gift.

This incident reminded me that we are called to sow seed. Jesus said the seed is the word of God. Some people hear that word, and then, like the seed sown on good soil, accept it and produce a crop. (Mark 4:20)

Jesus is looking for you to blossom in His garden.
When we sow our seeds, we don't know how or where they might grow. Neither do we know when or why they might blossom. The apostle Paul put it this way:

My job was to plant the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God, not we, who made it grow. The ones who do the planting or watering aren't important, but God is important because he is the one who makes the seed grow." (1 Corinthians 3:6-7)

Jesus has sent sowers all through the world planting seeds in His garden. Like my beautiful blossom, God makes them grow. Somebody planted you. Somebody cared for you. Now Jesus is looking for you to blossom in His garden.