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  • Writer's pictureBob Prentice


When was the last time you stopped to think of the power of a tiny seed? It's hard to believe that the tree in this picture started from a tiny seed, isn't it? And yet we know, that mighty things do in fact come from tiny seeds. Reminds me of a time when I was a little boy. A time when my father taught me a valuable lesson on the farm–one I am sure I will always remember.

One day, my father took my brothers and me out to our apple orchard. He picked an apple and carefully cut into it, all the way to the core. He then gently lifted one of the seeds from the center and held it up for us to see. He proceeded to tell us about how one little seed grew into the apple tree; how the potential of this seed and all the others in this one apple, could also grow into apple trees. And I can still hear what he said as he wrapped up his brief life teaching: "Boys, never, ever underestimate the power of the seed!"

And so it is with seeds of ideas, seeds of encouragement, seeds of kindness–just a few of my favorite seeds which I love to plant wherever I go. When we plant these tiny seeds into the lives of others, we will surely reap some big fruit, for as my father taught me long ago, you really can never, ever underestimate the power of the seed!

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