Matt. 28:19

Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. TEV

Amazing! The "Lambs Ear" in my flower garden seemed to have winter killed, but for some reason one small plant appeared in another part of the garden. Exploring my garden for the first time in the spring is always an adventure, so I continued my exploration. Soon I found a small Clematis vine growing across the patio from the rest of the Clematis. No way could this have happened through an underground root system. What was going on here? Did birds carry seeds? Were seeds carried around the yard by the wind?

In the 28th chapter of Matthew's gospel, the 19th verse, Jesus commissions us to go and make disciples of all nations. We are asked to plant the seeds of the Good News in order to grow the Kingdom. We can leave it to Him to determine where they will take root. How exciting to think that those seeds may bear fruit where we least expect. Like my flower garden, they may be carried on the winds of prayer and be found blooming in the most unexpected place s. The Holy Spirit works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform.

Holy Spirit, we are but humble workers in your Kingdom. We pray that the seeds we plant may take root, grow, blossom and bear abundant fruit. May those seeds also be carried on the wings of prayer to the far corners of Your Kingdom. In Christ's Holy Name we pray. Amen.

By Madeline Peterson, Hastings, NE