When the gospel is shared, we are not guaranteed that the “seed” will take root and grow... The sower’s job is to spread the seed, but the condition of the soil is what determines whether the seed will take root. God’s word is always perfect, but the soil is not always good.
I planted my first garden this year. I'd dreamt about it from the balcony of our tiny apartment years ago, longing for room to plant and room to grow… And this was the year!