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What's in a Seed?
"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known." Matthew 10:26
We can not dissect a seed, look inside, and know all that it will become. There is no indicator or picture of what its future holds. Its contents are uniform and what it will become remains unknown. There is nothing within it to distinguish roots from branches, nor is there anything which will tell us what to expect of this plant. The seed of a Maple is similar in size to a pumpkin seed, yet it will grow hundreds of feet tall and live thousands of years whereas a pumpkin produces a vine and pumpkins for only a season. In every seed you find new life, ready to sprout forth and become that which God intended it to be. Nature yields to God in perfect abandon and acts as a demonstration of His Almighty omnipotence and power so that we can see that He is faithful and that He is a God who keeps His promises just as Romans 1:20 says:
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
We are not like nature. He has given us free will and, as a result, are not required to yield to His plan for our lives. No seed, when it is ready to fall can choose to say, "NO, I must hold on here, I won't leave my tree," or, "I'm only willing to let go if I can know for sure that I'll fall right over there in that sunny spot in the open field." Finally, we have to trust God's plan and purpose for our own lives. Just as the seed cannot choose where, when or if it will fall, I, too, must be willing to surrender my life to God, in order for His will to be done in and through me. He has given us the example of creation so we can see that yielding to Him is always fruitful. Our hearts are the garden where God will till and plant, if we will only choose to lay them bare before Him. He breaks up dry ground, He plants seeds of love, joy, peace, gentleness, patience, and they grow in the light of the Truth, watered daily by His Word. He creates rich soil as we grow in the knowledge of Him. Trust, yield, surrender all.