Every time my toddler granddaughter and I ate avocados, it felt wasteful to throw away the pits.
After all, they held such potential for continued life!
So on one of her visits, a big flower pot and potting soil stood ready on the kitchen counter.
"Let's plant an avocado pit and see what happens," I told her. She was totally enthusiastic and tapped the soil down over the bald pit.
"Will it grow, Gammie?" the little voice asked.
"I sure hope so," I answered.
Weeks went by.
We watered and watched the dark soil.
Explaining patience to a toddler is nearly impossible because she wants everything "now."
Admittedly, there were moments when I thought the planting experience went bust but we hung on and hoped the Lord would let an avocado plant grow.
One day it happened. A tiny green shoot reared its pointy head up above the black soil.
Today, the avocado plant is tall and quite lovely-----proof that the Creator tends to even His smallest "creatures."
Sometimes we have to wait in cold darkness, exercising patience, but the sun, eventually, shines through, brilliantly bright and life is renewed, bigger and even better than before!
God is so good!
HAVE YOU EVER PLANTED AN AVOCADO PIT?