Devotion

Power of a Seed

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 NIV

While preparing to write on the topic of Change, I prayed and asked God for direction. I had this vivid insight and decided to share it with you, today…

“Second Chances”

My daughter and I had planted a few seeds for her school science project. Every day before she watered it, she would try and dig through the soil to see how the seeds were faring.
When I noticed this, I moved the plant pot to a higher position where her hands couldn’t reach but ensured there was adequate sunlight at this new position and I took on the task of watering it.

A few weeks later, the seeds grew and began to flower.
One fruit matured well ahead of the others, so we decided to wait for others before we plucked it. A week later, the fruit had ripened and fallen off the stalk while the others matured.
By the time we were ready for harvest, the initial fruit had decayed and we had a tender sprout pushing through it. So, instead of having one plant that we had initially planted, we now had two!

An interesting experience it was for us and great lessons learned.
One lesson was that it is important that we understand that the power of a seed.

The power of a seed is not only in germinating when planted but also in its ability to reproduce itself.

When we as children of God go through impossible situations in life, God doesn’t only empower us through His Holy Spirit to come out victorious and get a second chance at life, then, share a testimony.
No. We go through these situations and we are helped by the Holy Spirit that we may be able to help those in a similar situation:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1: 3 – 5 (NIV)

The impact of our testimonies of a changed, victorious, or transformed life transcends beyond us, alone.

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