There are trees and shrubs whose branches grow down low to touch the ground.
Where they touch they send down roots to start a new plant in that place. In
this way, one little tree can someday be a field of trees. In this way, there
are plants that live for centuries, new parts coming to life before the older
parts have died. --One Small Garden, by Barbara Nichol
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen."
May we learn to fulfill our commission according to the gentle example of God's creation.