The Sting of Sowing

February 17th, 2017

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1 Corinthians 15:29-41

Winter is reflective of grief and loss, but without warning, the seasons retain their essential rhythm, and winter will be forced to relent. Things will begin to bloom recklessly; the earth will awaken, and life marches forward. In reality, for all its beauty and wonder, spring is also hostile and unpredictable.

It has been said that for a tiny planted seed to become what it is created to be, it has to come completely undone. The shell will crack and the insides will explode and everything about that seed changes. To someone who does not understand growth, it looks like complete and utter destruction, but to the Creator God, it is the beginning of a masterpiece.

In the story of spring, in the planting and sowing of seeds, is the truth of the resurrection evidenced in the creation of God. For in death our bodies will be similarly transformed, and it is only in death that we will truly begin to live.

Author: Lori Miller


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