Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Seeds


11 And he said: Let the earth bring forth the green herb, and such as may seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, which may have seed in itself upon the earth. And it was so done. 12 And the earth brought forth the green herb, and such as yieldeth seed according to its kind, and the tree that beareth fruit, having seed each one according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day. 14 And God said: Let there be lights made in the firmament of heaven, to divide the day and the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: 15 To shine in the firmament of heaven, and to give light upon the earth. And it was so done.

16 And God made two great lights: a greater light to rule the day; and a lesser light to rule the night: and the stars. 17 And he set them in the firmament of heaven to shine upon the earth. 18 And to rule the day and the night, and to divide the light and the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and morning were the fourth day. 20 God also said: Let the waters bring forth the creeping creature having life, and the fowl that may fly over the earth under the firmament of heaven.
Genesis 1:11-20

Reflection

Ever notice how much we look forward to spring. For the first signs of life from a barren land. It's usually the sighting of the spouting green of the first flowers that we know spring has finally arrived. It's the emerging green grass to the buds on the trees. It's the awakening of life and God said it is good. It's a time when we begin preparing the soil for our flower planting as well. We plant seeds to grow many varieties of plants that bring beauty to our homes. We too also plant what will produce an abundance of fruit or vegetables and we too say it is good. Just think of spring as a time when we witness growth, the fruit of seeds long dormant awakening. Ever think about how God feels when he sees what he made come to life. The seeds that he planted to produce a beautiful garden that we call our world. He made light and darkness, so have we in the way of lightbulbs by the flick of a switch we have light and darkness. Think about it each time we turn on that light, how he created a light for us to see. How grateful we are that through him we have what we have. He sowed the seeds of love and watered us throughout time. And God said this is good.

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