Spring is beginning to peek out of the bleakness,
 here in West Texas.
The old timers say that
 "spring is not here until the mesquites put out."

Judging from the mesquite trees - spring is here. 

But, nothing says spring in Texas like bluebonnets,
They mostly grow to our south - in the hill country.

We try to make a wildflower pilgrimage
 to the hill country every spring.
And every trip for years I have bought a one pound bag of bluebonnet seeds to sprinkle in my part of the desert. 
 Is that optimism or what?

I have a few blooms every year and usually fuss at the man on the mower about cutting them too soon and not having ripe seeds.  This year, it looks like the mower threw all the seeds up against the barn - but at least they got some rainwater run off there.  And Ted has watered those little plants for me.

The ground is dry and hard.
The grass is still brittle.
But the bluebonnets are in bloom.

That's how we are as believers, followers, and servants of Christ.
Some of us scatter seeds of His truth - truth of his love, forgiveness, salvation, promises, provision, health, healing, and victory. 
 Some of us come along and keep those seeds watered. 
 But only God can bring the growth. 
I may never see blooms from the seeds I've scattered and watered this side of heaven.
But that's ok - I'll just keep on scattering.....

" I (Apostel Paul) planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.
 So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything,
but God who causes the growth"
(1 Cor 4:6-7)

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