By the way, faithful readers, I know that the way seeds sprout and grow is "science", but I've not found science to be incompatible with holy things. I see it all the time on Facebook: someone posting some meme that says, "It's science.. " (often followed by some foul name-calling) implying that religion and science can't be intertwined. But I digress. To each his own.
Green beans are probably the easiest crop in the world to grow, and they don't mess around. With plenty of moisture, they often muscle their way through the top crust of the soil in four days or so.
One morning you walk to the garden and see a suspicious crack in the ground.
You lift it up like a lid...
Here's another srtong little fellow pushing through my sandy soil.
And this precocious little girl, who was the first one to pop up, couldn't wait to grow leaves.
So simple, and yet so miraculous!