Faith of an Apple Seed
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I vaguely remember the day she put the seed in the ground. I was cutting fruit in the kitchen, and Olivia reached up her little hand asking for the apple seeds. A few months later, she spotted a tiny sprout in our garden box on the back deck. 

 “My tree!” she smiled. Joel and I looked at each other, bewildered, asking the other if they’d been watering it. Two years later, this miracle tree has outgrown its planter-box home, so we asked my parents if we could transplant it in their yard. When we arrived, my father hesitated before putting it into the ground. He mentioned how this young tree had gone through trauma, being uprooted, and needed to stay in its current container for now. 

My dad called an expert who encouraged us to keep it moist and wait until fall to plant it.

This tree has felt symbolic since the day I saw a sprout come out from the ground where my daughter’s hands dug a small hole. Right now, I’m waiting for some prayers to be answered. Like this season of my life, this story is not finished yet. It is only the beginning, but I keep hearing God whisper to my heart: “Wait, watch and see.”

Olivia is eager with anticipation, and to be honest, so am I. If you are waiting to see fruit, I join you today.

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  1. DeneenB posted on 08/07/2013 03:49 PM
    Anyone can count the number of seeds in an apple. But only God can count the number of apples in a single seed
  2. ChristinaM_4780 posted on 08/10/2013 09:14 AM
    Funny, this morning I was watering my plants, including one pot that I had stuck and avocado seed in months ago.
    Friends had told me that I should have left the seed suspended on toothpicks in a glass of water and waited until roots sprouted before putting it into the soil. Many times after that I thought about passing the avocado seed up when watering, but I gave it a drink nonetheless. And lo and behold this morning there is this tiny plant pushing through the soil!
    I thanked God for it, because I also heard Him telling me: Don't give up! Keep doing what you're doing. Even if you don't see results yet, you're reward is coming!
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