Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A Seed Planted


This is a picture of me and my previous neighbor, Sherry. She came to visit me a couple weeks ago and we had a great visit. I was *thrilled* to find out that she has become a Christian!!! Since I was a child when we were neighbors (I used to be her babysitter!), I never knew a lot of things about her life, so she told me her whole testimony and God has done great things in her. It was really encouraging to hear about.
One part of her testimony was about "an 11 year old little neighbor girl" who showed up at her door step one day with a King James Bible, gave it to her and told her to start reading in the book of John! (It was me.) Now, I must truthfully say that I have absolutely no recollection of having done this, but she said that I wrote in the front cover of the Bible a little message to her, so it must have been me...
Anyway, this was really encouraging lesson to me. Almost every day, every where we go, with everyone we see, we plant seeds. Our words are seeds. Are they good ones or bad? Are they more likely to attract people to Jesus, or repel them from Him?
Keep planting the good seed of the Word of God everywhere you go! You never know what fruit it may bear, even ten or twenty years down the road! I feel very privileged to have gotten to know about this particular "fruit", but much we may never see. Still, keep planting in faith! His Word will not return void, but will accomplish the work which it was set out to do.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

That is such an awesome testimony, it really lifts ones faith to hear stories like that. God is so so awesome.

Bipin Sen said...

is this a newsy post? or a thought one? hehe...

i looked up my return status on the irs website. it will be credited by 2/21. so yours shouldn't be far behind. enjoy!

Julie B said...

What great evidence of how God works in the lives of His children! That is a great story!

sam b. said...

that's soo encouraging! And a good reminder that even now i'm planting seeds. :)

Elizabeth Tsukayama said...

Ya, Bipin, I guess it was kind of a thought one. LOL

Good to see ya, Sam b.! I like knowing who's been to my blog... even though probably 90% of the time I dont know!

Michelle said...

Elizabeth, thanks for sharing. Personally, I all to easily forget that reaping can come years after sowing... I want results now! Does she still live around here?

Elizabeth Tsukayama said...

I know ~ I forget that too, and wnat results now!
Yes, she does still live around here, in the same house as when we were neighbors, in Park Forest. :)

david said...

great story Elizabeth.

Hey, how is the piano playing going?

David