Time to Plant………
1 For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
2 A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
What is it about planting that drives us to excitement? It seems we as humans are drawn to the significance of LIFE. Recently, in my seminary class on the book of John we were studying the Seven Messianic Claims of Jesus. All seven of these “I am” claims directly or indirectly point to Jesus being LIFE. (see John chapters 6,8,10,11,14, & 15)
Planting in the Spring gives us the chance to create life. Planting a seed that springs up into life and produces food does something special to our soul. It also nourishes our bodies. We hold a special connection to this plant and harvest endeavor. It is where we really feel alive as many have written in time past.
To see the excitement of my grandsons as they plant and then check daily for growth evidences the hope we have in new life. It reminds me of the true hope we have in Jesus and the promises of new life found only in Jesus. (John 6:47)
So, enjoy Spring! Plant something and await the Harvest.