Six weeks ago, a friend gave me a potted amaryllis bulb, brown except for one small green shoot. A few days later, I found a flower pot that I had thrown outside last spring, the surprise of small green shoots sprouting from freezing soil. I put both pots in a sunny spot inside, and I waited. For six weeks, I went to bed at night and got up in the morning, and the shoots grew into flowers—how, I do not know. This morning, before the world awakens, I savor them again. It is good to start my day remembering that I do not know most things.
“The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground. He goes to bed at night and gets up in the morning, and the seed sprouts up and grows—how, he does not know.” Mark 4:26-27