Monday, June 19, 2017

You are a Seed!

Some of you have asked, "How will the dead be raised to life? What kind of bodies will they have?"  Don't be foolish. A seed must die before it can sprout from the ground.  Wheat seeds and all other seeds look different from the sprouts that come up.  This is because God gives everything the kind of body he wants it to have.  People, animals, birds, and fish are each made of flesh, but none of them are alike.  Everything in the heavens has a body, and so does everything on earth. But each one is very different from all the others.  The sun isn't like the moon, the moon isn't like the stars, and each star is different.  That's how it will be when our bodies are raised to life. These bodies will die, but the bodies that are raised will live forever.  These ugly and weak bodies will become beautiful and strong.  As surely as there are physical bodies, there are spiritual bodies. And our physical bodies will be changed into spiritual bodies.

1 Corinthians 15: 35 - 44

Your physical body is like the seed of a giant redwood tree!  Even though the redwood seed has the potential to sprout into the largest and one of the longest living plants on earth, it is, as a seed not very impressive.  

Like a seed, our bodies die and are planted in the ground.  But when the resurrection comes for those who know Jesus Christ as their Lord, the spiritual body that will come forth will be truly amazing!  The next time you see a large tree of any kind, think about the seed from which it came and remember that you as a follower of Jesus are now just a seed!  But when Jesus returns you will become the Giant Redwood He has destined you to be!

“Lord Jesus, thank You for the promise that You will change me into the person You created me to be!  Praise Your Holy Name now and forever.  Amen.”

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