This week’s eNewsletter feature story
is written by Rev. Raymond Hylton,
FPCE senior pastor.
I have a poster on one of the doors in my office that says, “Though you can count the number of seeds in an apple, it is impossible to count the number of apples in a seed.” This rich quote was given to me by my sister in Christ, Liz Ribeiro.
According to information provided by the
University of Illinois Extension Urban Program
, apples have five seed pockets or carpels, and each pocket contains seeds. The number of seeds per carpel is determined by the vigor and health of the plant. Different varieties of apples will have a different number of seeds. Every seed has a universe of unimaginable growth potential in it.
On account of my love of gardening, I have become a seed collector and planter. In early spring, I take my seeds and plant them in the soil knowing that, with healthy soil, ample water, and sunshine, growth will happen. I know full well that if I discard my seeds and never plant anything, there will be no growth.