One of my favorite pastors taught about seeds and growing, reaping and sowing. Even during story hour, the fable she shared about seeds that face obstacles spoke to the young and young at heart.
In the story, some of the seeds decide to postpone any attempts to grow until the obstacles disappear (they don’t). But one determined seed decides to face possible destruction and fulfill its purpose to become a palm tree with an extraordinarily strong trunk.
“What do you think happened?” the pastor asked the assembled 6, 7 and 8-year olds.
And one brave young soul answered correctly, “The obstacles made the tree grow stronger.”
Inhale Bend, Exhale Break…
Inhale Slowed Down, Exhale Terminated…
Inhale Delayed, Exhale Defeated…