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2 Thessalonians 1:1-4

Seeds of Faith

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2 Thessalonians 1:1-4

Seeds of Faith

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object suggested: Dandelion, if available in your area.
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Dandelions are those bright yellow flowers that pop up in lawns and fields in the spring. They received their name because of sharp, pointy leaves which look a bit like lions’ teeth.

Some people think of dandelions as weeds, but others use them to make tea. Some people use the leaves in salads or on sandwiches. Some types of medicines are made from various parts of a dandelion.

(But never eat any plants you find outside without first checking with your mom or dad.)

After a dandelion is done blooming a lovely seed head forms on the top of the plant. Kids, and some adults, like to make a wish and try to blow all the seeds away at one time.

More than 2,000 seeds can be produced by a single plant in one year’s time. That means one plant can start hundreds and hundreds of new plants.

In the Bible, we learn about something that we might call “the seeds of faith.” When the apostle Paul writes about a group of new Christians, he gives thanks to God for these new Christians––because their faith grew “exceedingly” (1:3) and their love for each other flourished.

Your faith is what you believe about God. It is important to remember that we are rich in God’s love and when we show that love to one another, faith and love flourish and grow. Like the dandelion, many seeds of faith and love are produced.

We give thanks to God for each one of you and pray that your love and faith will grow and flourish. Spread and scatter your seeds of love and faith everywhere!

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2013, Richard Niell Donovan