The seed that grows does so day and night, whether we’re awake or asleep, watching it or not. So why can’t it be like that for our faith? Sudden conversions are possible, for sure, but it’s much more likely that we come to a gradual awareness of God in our lives and in our midst. With slow and steady growth, maturity is much more likely and able to endure the droughts that come into our lives as well as the floods. Just like a tree planted by the water, the old song says, We Shall Not Be Moved.