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September 14, 2013

A positive minute: S is for seed

Luke 17:6: “So the Lord said, ‘If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.’”

I have a brother-in-law who works for a national seed company. His plant in Illinois works with soybeans and develops some hearty soybeans. John told me once that it takes about three years to go through the process of developing the new seeds before they send them out to the farmers for planting.

It’s amazing to me how the seed companies can develop the new seeds. It’s amazing to me because I am not trained in that area of life. We drive down the roads and will often see signs from the various seed companies indicating the crops in a particular field have a number. The numbers let the producers know which strain of corn or soybeans are planted in the field. They are able to track the growth, maturity and when harvested, the quality of the harvest.

Our Christian life is much that same way. We are all a bit different because, as humans, we have different temperaments/personality and, a variety of tastes. One of the things we share in common is Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of the Living God and was sent to provide salvation for anyone who asks for forgiveness from their sins.

A few weeks ago, I talked about my grandmother’s garden. The seeds we planted produced what the package said it would with one exception: The envelope marked cucumber was, in fact, muskmelons. I learned a lesson from that episode. The Bible tells us that we will be known by the fruit we bear.

Granted, it was a big surprise for my grandmother when the cucumbers turned out to be muskmelons. I was happy about it, but she didn’t get her cucumbers to make pickles.

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