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Seeds have always fascinated me. It's amazing that something so small and seemingly insignificant can grow into organisms of such beauty, height and power.

I recently spent some time enjoying the Northern California coast and it's truly abundant flora and fauna. Hiking on trails that lead back into ancient redwoods, sequoias, and eucalyptus, marveling at the sheer size of the groves that date back thousands of years. If only the trees could speak, what would they say? The stories they could tell.

As I stood under those giants I began to think about life and how we all start out so small and seemingly insignificant, but how over time, just like the giant redwoods, we mature into unique beings, whose opinions, dreams, inner thoughts and motivations are like no others on earth. Beings whom God created each with special skills and talents, endowments from our heavenly Father that give us the nurturing skills to bring new life into the world and so continue the circle of life.

Mature Seeds

God planted the seeds of life in Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and breathed life into them. Our world may have taken a sinful turn back in that garden, but the seeds of life, love and hope that God planted in us are still there, being passed along from generation to generation, and because Jesus died on the cross, we have salvation and assurance that someday we will see those seeds mature into heavenly beings.

The next time you're out in nature, stop and look at the trees, flowers and plants, and remember that all living things come from God, who is the Gardener of life.

“Then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit” (Leviticus 26:4).

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