Pastor Stan Scripps | It is amazing what will grow from a stump. You may have thought the old tree was finished. But give it a little rain and a little sun and a little time, and look at this! Where did it come from? Did someone plant a seed? No one planted it, perhaps ever. Maybe God just planted it there once while no one was looking a long time ago. Then someone came along and cut it down and for a while it looked dead; but then this. It is kind of like Easter.
Spring planting is behind schedule in the Midwest this year, at least if you count the kind of planting that farmers like to do. With mud and pooling water in last year’s cornfield, they have reason to be concerned. But even though many fields can’t bear the weight of a tractor, new life is thrusting its way up, everywhere, God’s own life-giving spirit at work.