It began a year ago…as I planted a new section of lawn, using seed instead of the roll out sod. I went to the local store and bought the ‘fall mix’; planting it in the freshly spread topsoil. Sure enough, a few days later the seed sprouts, but right away I notice it doesn’t look right. It looks more like bristly hay than lush grass. It also was very sparse. Not to worry, come spring it will fill in and look better.
But as spring passed and the heat of summer came, my new lawn became more desolate. Friends looked at my desolate lawn and suggested I rota-till it under and start over again. The thought came, “just try new seed”; so I did, sowing new seed into the dry sparse areas as well as updating my watering regime. Now lush new grass is pushing through the old hay-looking stubble. There’s only a small remnant of the old and even there, the new is quickly taking over.
Seated on my deck, coffee in hand, admiring how good it was looking, I sensed the Holy Spirit say that my lawn was a picture of what many are going through now. And they weren’t to stop sowing seed through their hard, dry, desolate times. Continue sowing into your children’s lives, friends, your church, and your marriage…seeds of kindness, words of encouragement, a word in season to the weary, and financial seeds into your church or favorite ministry.
Its imperative we understand the power of one seed to multiply and reproduce. One apple seed produces a tree, which produces countless bushels of apples over the one-hundred-year span of the apple tree. Amazing!
Every seed has the power within it to create and reproduce life.
Genisis 47:19 “Give us seed that we may live and not die, that the land may not be desolate”. In a season of famine (extreme scarcity of any kind) these people knew the value of seed. They didn’t ask for more health-care benefits, better retirement plan, etc., but just give us seed and we’ll be o.k.
Psalms 126:6 He that goeth forth weeping, bearing precious seed shall doubtless come again, with rejoicing bringing his sheaves with him. Why the weeping and why was the seed precious? It was all they had and if it didn’t produce they were toast!
Should I sow or keep the little I have left? When we keep our seed it’s the most we will ever have. It went from seed to sheaves, which is harvested grain bound together in a bundle. I believe the key to your future is held in the seed we possess. Zechariah 8:11-13 “but now I will not treat the remnant of this people as in the former days, says the Lord of hosts. For the seed shall be prosperous, the vine shall give its fruit, the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew. I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these”.
It’s not the time to turn your dreams under but sow some new seed.
May the blessings of our God that makes one rich and adds no sorrow be seen in your lives.