Seeds of Wisdom
Living in the desert, I am fondly familiar with cactus. Saguaros are very slow growing. They only grow between 1 and 1.5 inches in the first eight years of life! These tiny, young Saguaros are hard to find as they grow under the protection of a “nurse tree”. As the saguaro continues to grow, the nurse tree dies off. At 35 years of age a Saguaro begins to produce flowers and branches appear around 50 to 70 years. The average life span of a Saguaro is 150 – 175 years and some live to be over 200 years old.
Just like the hardy cactus, it’s those of us who commit to a dream – against all odds, who are nurturing our own precious seeds. Instead of focusing on how fast we accomplish our dreams perhaps we should pay attention to how deeply we nurture them. Even if we don’t live long enough to see our dreams grow and blossom – God will – and so will future generations.
Just imagine… because of what we choose to plant now, this world could one day be brilliantly beautiful. May YOUR seeds of wisdom continue to grow infinitely!