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  • Writer's pictureTodd Render

All of life wrapped up in a seed - 2

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If one mistake we make is to think this entire existence is about me and keeping myself happy, another is to think how small we are, how insignificant we believe our words to be. My life is just a kernel of wheat, like a grain of rice, a single seed – that gets chewed up and spit out. How many meetings at work did I walk away angry and frustrated, or elections where the other candidate gets elected, or even arguments with my family thinking: “it doesn’t matter what I think, and I don’t think it matters much what I do or say” - and withdraw?

  • “Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.” John 12:23-26 NIV

Your existence is imbued with potential for generations of life. Your DNA is one-of-a-kind in all the world and for all of time, and it’s been formed from generation to generation all the way back to Adam and Eve.

And you and I have no idea how many generations are inside us right now, a legacy to be revealed only when we give up our single and solitary existence to serve a spouse and a family.

And a wondrous thing God reveals is the how the physical is only one facet of life, that there is a spiritual dimension to Life, that there are spiritual generations which include you and would have their genesis in you. In the physical dimension children are fostered and adopted. In the spiritual, eternal life in Jesus is passed down as the Word of Life. It gets transmitted from one generation to the next, and new sons and daughters are adopted into the Kingdom through rebirth in Holy Spirit.

Your soul is a seed, physical and spiritual. To you sometimes it can seem small and insignificant. Yet given light of the Son and living water of life, I wonder how many new generations does God want to bring to Life through you?


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