Have you ever really tried
to grow an apple tree under your bed?
While giving it no water
And making sure it’s not fed
Have you tried it in winter
when there is less sun during the day?
And the wind outside is cold
And growth is chilled away
Have you prayed for soaking rain
to saturate that seed?
When it was hidden away from the light
Away from every natural need
When it didn’t grow to full height
Did you shake your fist at God?
When no youthful plant emerged
Did you find it rather odd?
What then happened
when you pulled the starving seed out?
Gave it light and water
Did you see the seedling sprout?
You probably saw something
Perhaps a glimmer of hope
When out of the dirt you began to see
A seedling erupts from the soil
It has everything it needs
To flourish and live it’s life
Even among the weeds
God is the author of all growth
And he applies it to our soul
He wants us to step into the light
He is the water that makes us whole
We can’t expect to have joy in life
If we are always in the dark
If we always search for the negative
And never revive our spark
We could get angry with God
About why our fruit does not thrive
But ultimately, we could seek the light
And do much more than just survive.