Shortly after we moved into our new home a little over a year ago, I sowed grass seed, hoping that I would soon have a lawn that looked like a lush, well-manicured golf course. It didn’t happen. So I reseeded the yard early this spring. A few weeks later there was little evidence that anything positive was happening. In fact, I was so disappointed with the results of my seeding that, as recently as two weeks ago, I considered tilling up the ground and starting over.
However, I noticed some young grass seedlings starting to make an appearance. Perhaps with timely rains the lawn will begin to look more green than brown. It’s not the perfect yard I had pictured in my mind, but at least there is hope for improvement.
When we sow the seeds of God’s Word in people’s lives, we have high hopes for success. However, sometimes the results are slow in coming. Nonetheless, we mustn’t give up hoping for results. In God’s own timing, his words will not come back to him empty.
“Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.”—Ecclesiastes 11:6.