Saturday, January 3, 2015
Saturday Morning Sermonette - Seeds, Part 1
Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. John 12:24, NKJV
In the winter, seeds look dead to the naked eye. If you could see it's internal clock, though, you would be able to see that it is only asleep, waiting eagerly for the warmth of the spring awakening.
Still--it must wait. It's not time yet.
Have you ever felt like you really need a break?
Seeds that sprout too soon--what happens to them? They freeze, and they don't just look dead: they are dead--or at least damaged enough that it takes quite a while for them to recover and send up another stalk.
God decrees times of rest for us. Rest is an essential part of growth and health.
So go ahead--sleep in sometimes. Take a nap. Take a break from "doing." Save your energy until God says, "Go!--and then you can go with renewed life and enthusiasm!
Father, thank You for the lessons you provide in nature. Thank you that You created us with a need for rest. Help us to know when it is time to rest, and then help us to know when it is time to grow and go again! For Your Own Beloved Son's sake and in His Name!