In the sowing and the growing,
You are thorough in the task.
You plant not just the soil
that others would consider fertile.
Instead You are prepared to do the hard work,
and tackle the challenging ground,
where stones are to be removed
and weeds pulled.
Then in those places
the unexpected fruit spills forth
declaring the goodness of the kingdom of heaven.
The shoots of our lives
are not always tender,
we use our growing pains
as an excuse
to hurt and harm those around us.
In our worship of You this day,
in the lives we will lead from this time,
may we find you tending to the burrs and spurs
of who we are,
until we become the beautiful creation
You invite us to be in Christ’s name.