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Two Seeds

"Very truly I tell you, 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."

--John 12: 24


Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil. The first seed said, "I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth's crust above me ... I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring. I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!" And so, it grew.


The second seed said, "I am afraid. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don't know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts ... what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe." And so it waited.


A yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.


PONDER THIS

  • Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life.

  • It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.

  • No pain, no gain.


Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up you cross, and follow me.

-- Matthew 16:24


May your summer vacation be a time of rest, rejuvenation, and happy memories. Wishing you a summer filled with sunshine, laughter, and endless possibilities.


Pastor Selva Periannan

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