Seeds Are Promises


An old lady and her granddaughter were sorting seeds preparatory to the spring planting. "Queer little promises, grandmother, aren't they?" remarked the little girtl as she examined the contents of a little packet in her hand. "Every seed is a promise, isn't it?"

"Yes," replied the old lady. "Every seed is a promise, but as is the case with every promise, there are conditions that must be met before it can be fulfilled."

God has given us promises of comfort for times of sorrow; of strength, for the hours of trial and temptation; of light, for the days of darkness. But we have to have the faith and fortitude to go ahead in those hard times.

"Until the little seed allows itself to be buried in the soil, and exposed to rain and wind and sunshine, its beautiful possibilities or promises will never be realized."

Most assuredly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. (John 12:24)

Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? To what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and put in his own garden. It grew, and became a large tree, and the birds of the sky lodged in its branches.” (Luke 13:18-19)

He who observes the wind won't sow; and he who regards the clouds won't reap. As you don't know what is the way of the wind, nor how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child; even so you don't know the work of God who does all. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening don't withhold your hand; for you don't know which will prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both will be equally good. (Ecclesiastes 11:4-6)

Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed for sowing, will assuredly come again with joy, carrying his sheaves. (Psalms 126:5-6)