Let Your Love Scatter



One of the things I love to see in springtime is the tiny dandelions dotting my yard. I know to most it’s a weed, but for me it takes me back to my childhood where my wishes hung from its green stalk begging me to send them flying.

I would pluck them up, close my eyes and blow my wishes to the heavens watching them soar. I have carried on this tradition all through my adult life, and now teach my grandchildren about the power of your heart.

“These tiny seeds are only free when you release them. Like your love deep within your heart. Only when you release them are they truly free to grow elsewhere.”

We sometimes want to protect our hearts from getting hurt. We shelter it in ways that honestly only becomes a hindrance later on. But if we allow love to escape from its depths we can watch it soar and land on new ground in other people’s lives, and watch it take root.

Some will try to convince you it’s not worth you effort.

A co-worker whose always in a foul mood, The neighbor who constantly tries your patience, A bully who is always being mean and hurtful with words that sting, The boss who overloads you with things to do because they have no other life, or the addict who just can’t seem to be on the right path.

But aren’t those the ones who needs love the most?

If we keep our love to those that we are happy with, then our love never truly scatters. We are not designed to “hold on to our love.” We are designed to “Scatter God’s Love.”

We are to be different then the world we live in, we are all farmers in God’s garden, scattering His seeds of love so others can grow.

I encourage you to give someone a compliment today. Maybe that co-worker has a horrible life at home, Or the neighbor never had anyone to offer them a hand, That boss, may secretly have no one else who thinks they matter outside of work, And the bully with words may have never heard any nice ones. And the addict who can’t seem to find the right path, may need someone to just show them that God loves them through that.

Be the wish.

Scatter your love.

And watch it grow.

1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love never fails.”

John 13:34“ A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: Faith, hope ad love. But the greatest of these is love.”


Manette Mansell