Planting Mercy


“I received a surprise package from Sarah Winnemucca. She enclosed a signed watercolor of shell ginger and told of plans to travel north to teach Paiute children. She also enclosed several rhizomes for us to plant. I didn’t think they would survive the Pennsylvania winter, but Cream insisted, so we planted a few in the woods, and potted a few inside near a window.”

“And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them.

And I will strengthen them in the Lord; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the Lord.”
Zechariah 10:6, 12 KJV