Sunday, August 6, 2017

Do not despise these small beginnings ...

On July 17, this was my entire bean harvest.

First, I was excited. Then I admired the tender, filet shape. Then, of course, I laughed. Can one bean even be called a “harvest”? Is it worth the effort to cook just one bean? Would my husband and I split it? Haha. Then I felt a bit deflated. I could see very few baby beans hanging on the vines. So this would be it for a while.  

Just 17 days later, on August 4, this was only part of my bean harvest.

So this is my encouragement not to be discouraged by small or slow starts, in gardening and in life.

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin …” Zechariah 4:10

1 comment:

Janet Evans said...

A great reminder for many things in life.