Sowing and Reaping Part 2

The law of sowing and reaping

gave us great hope. We believed that each of

us had the power to change our relationship

simply by sowing the right seeds into it over

time. We felt great assurance and joy knowing

that if we sowed patience, kindness,

gentleness, self-control, joy, and peace, then

our relationship would be filled with the fruit of

the Spirit. Though this was easier said than

done, we knew that even if only one of us was

sowing the right seeds, we could still hope to

see righteous fruit and great benefits for both

of us. Because seeds have life within them, every

good and necessary deed or word puts (or

sows) life into the marriage. Seeds also

represent the promise of abundance: “But this

[I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap

also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully

shall reap also bountifully” ( 2 Cor. 9:6). In

other words, we could begin focusing on the

future knowing that by doing or saying what

was right, we would make the future bright.