Dr. Paul Brand lived through all but the first 14 years of the 20th century. During those years, many of them spent as a missionary doctor in India, he was able to witness the hand of the Creator working to heal the disease-wracked bodies of those who suffer from Hanson’s disease. But because he was also fascinated by the natural world, Dr. Brand saw the Creator’s hand at work in the birds and the bees, the flowers and the trees. In this booklet, excerpted from He Satisfies My Soul: A Celebration of God’s Creative Gifts for the Body, Mind, and Spirit, he draws an analogy between the natural gift of good soil and our spiritual growth and nourishment as followers of Christ.