Nobody wanted these luscious, 20″ high, potted plants in high quality soil to replant in their garden! I’m sure they wouldn’t mind fully ripened fruit though, right?
Are you the potted tomato plant? No ripe fruit? Immature? Not enough root (leg) room in which to grow?
Or, are you the inpatient, too busy one for the immature plant? Doesn’t want the bother. The plants need to be valued for where they are just now; they need nurturing, food and water, with plenty of sunlight – and patience.
Despise not small beginnings. “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand,” Zechariah 4:10.
“A bruised reed shall He not break, and the smoking flax shall He not quench: He shall bring forth judgment unto truth,” Isaiah 42:3.
Daddy, God, how You’ve grown us through the years, trials, mistakes and tears! Let us pay attention to the ‘humble beginnings’ near us and offer encouragement where it’s needed.