By Jason Hoyt
I read a short book called The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss to my son a few times a week. It is a simple book with literally just a few words, but the message is profound. The story goes that a little boy planted a carrot seed. Everyone said it was useless and wouldn't come up. Everyday the little boy pulled up the weeds and watered around the seed. After days and months of weeding and watering, the carrot came up just as the boy thought it would.
It is a simple message in a couple of Biblical ways.
1) A small investment each day can lead to big faith. This means the diligence and perseverance to pursue Christ each day through His word.
2) Child-like faith: knowing that God is going to move and grow in His time and His time alone.
The message for BYX can be simple as well in both a personal and an outward way.
Personally,as brothers we must continually encourage each other in our personal pursuit of Christ. That means asking each other the tough questions and holding one another accountable to reading the Scriptures.
Outwardly, knowing and understanding that we can be the little boy in the story who is weeding and watering a young pledge or your little brother in the fraternity and understanding that one day your fraternity brother will step forward and lead in some capacity because of the deposits you invested into his life.
"So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth. Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building." 1 Corinthians 3:7-9