1 Corinthians 3:7, 8- I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plants, but God made you grow. It’s not the one who plants or the one who waters who is at the center of this process but God, who makes things grow. (The Message Bible)
In our congregation this past Sunday we had our annual Service of Light and Hope. It is a time in the midst of the dreariness of winter dragging on to hear readings, sing songs, and listen to scriptures about the way God continues to bring light and hope into the world and our personal lives. Hopefully at least a little of that happens each Sunday and not just once a year. Hopefully at least a little of that happens each day! Planting is usually a one time activity, watering occasional, but growing goes on in various ways and forms constantly. Your body continues to grow even as you sleep. Our spirits are never apart from the “God who makes things grow.” Even in the doldrums of winter the light and hope of God is at work in our lives. Where is your light and hope this week? How is God causing you to grow?