When we look at a seed, what do we see? Do we see a tiny piece of matter, this brittle substance that can be crushed under a rock, or pulverized in a mill? Or do we see the life that is in them? And what do we do with them? Do we put them into storage until the ground is ready for planting? When we plant them into the ground, do we water them, and ensure that they have good conditions to grow?
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“When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else. 38 But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body.” – (1 Corinthians 15:37-38) “So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; ” – (1 Corinthians 15:42)
When we look at our bodies, what do we see? Do we see some flesh and blood, basic matter that could just as easily be demolished under a rock or pulverized by a large mill? When we look at people, do we just look at their outwardly appearance? Or do we recognize that it is what it is in them that matter. Do we realize that there is a whole other life that exists inside of the? When people are brought into our care, how do we treat them? Do we water them and nourish them and make their environment and conducive for growth? Do we see the potential inside of them? Do we see the life that is inside of them that goes beyond the world as we know it?
Isn’t the wisdom that comes from God’s Word so amazing? But so far we have only really looked at this from man’s earthly perspective. When we look at this from an eternal perspective, from the perspective of what happens when we die, I am blown away all the more. Just like when a seed must die before it can be raised in a new life, so too must our earthly bodies someday die. And the new life that is to come is far larger and far greater than the seed in its original form. So too is the magnificent splendor of our new life that comes only upon the death of our earthly body which is the seed in this life!
So while we are here, let us ensure that we not only water and nourish our earthly bodies, but also our heavenly ones. Let us be planted by streams of fresh water, which is the Word of God, that nourishes us all the year through.
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Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word today. We are overwhelmed by the wisdom of your Word, and the goodness of your glory! Fill us each and every day with an abundance of your goodness that is your Word and the Holy Spirit and the love of Jesus Christ. Guide our every step, every thought that enters our mind, and every word that comes from our lips. We seek you first and are so thankful of your love for us. We are so thankful. We just want to honor you God. Help us to do so in every way. Make us an instrument of your goodness, and arrow in your quiver. Help us to walk in love today, and greet everyone we meet with an eternal kiss. Keep us from temptation and all of the tactics of the enemy. Let us walk in your Presence, in your Spirit, and in your light, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
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