The Midday Cafe
Some Of The Mid Day's Good News:
The Seed of the Word
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.
Humanly speaking, the hope of the human race is stored on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen almost 800 miles from the North Pole. It is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, an underground storage facility for hundreds of thousands of seeds from tens of thousands of crop species from around the world. It is designed to be a source of seeds for replanting food crops in the aftermath of a global catastrophe.
Seeds represent the essence of life. Physical life depends on seeds as does spiritual life. Spiritually, the seed that leads to new birth is the Word of God. This is such an important concept that Jesus’ longest parable is spent on the necessity of good soil (hearts) to receive the Word (Matthew 13:1-23). In fact, He suggested this parable was a critical one among all His parables (Mark 4:13).
The Word of God is the source of spiritual life and reproduction.
We should preserve and protect it and let it bear fruit in us.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.
-Robert H. Schuller