Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop - a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
During her spring break from school, I pick up granddaughter, Virginia Rose, on Tuesday so she can travel with me the following day to Oxford where we will spend several days with my mother. Naturally, Virginia is excited about our trip, but when she learns we will be planting flowers together that afternoon, she is beside herself with enthusiasm. She runs to grab her little shovel, which she left in the yard during her last visit, but finds out she likes using her hands to help with the soil and planting.
Virginia listens carefully to my instructions the entire time as she helps choose the next flower to plant, places the rich, loamy soil into the posts, scoops out deep-enough holes to satisfy the root systems, and fills them back with the dirt, pressing it down to secure the fledgling blooms in place.
And here is what we planted!
The common name for this plant is "Chocolate Chip." Virginia, of course, loved it! But she also was entertained by the name of the plant below.
Virginia is so proud of the work she has done, and so she should be. In the good soil, with sunlight and water, these plants are sure to set down strong roots and thrive, blossoming all summer long.
May the soil of our hearts be prepared to grow in God's Word, so He can root Himself deeply into our very being, and produce good fruit in us.