This reflection on an unusual growth of schools in an adventist "church" has its roots in an annual cycle in my garden.
The cycle starts in March.
Time takes its course
Which, in normal conditions
means natural growth.
In sixteen weeks, a small seed becomes a stunning plant.
The plant grows, raising a heavy, large flower over 250 cms (eight feet) above ground.
That flower is like sunrise, lighting the garden from dawn to sunset, the camera capturing part only of this extraordinary growth.
That observation led to this idea of studying Seventh-day Adventism through its schools.