It may be due in part to years of teaching children. Perhaps it’s because this is a way God helps me understand big ideas. In any case this image is one that really speaks to me.
Lent is the season of change. Of letting go. Of opening up. Of embracing.
This morning I read about forgiveness. No big deal. Ha!
Trying to wrap my head around this big idea, the image of a seed came to mind.
Confession is like the seed.
Forgiveness is the soil.
Grace is the rain and sun that causes the plant to sprout and grow.
When I tell someone I know I wronged them and ask for their forgiveness, that is a step toward growth and change for our relationship.
If they accept me and forgive, that is God’s grace at work. I certainly don’t deserve it. I really haven’t earned it. But the result of forgiveness and grace is new life. Renewed love and care.
You hold the seed of change in your hand.
Who is it that you need to hold out the seed to?