Words of Hope
What is in a Seed?
Do you know how much good comes from one single righteous seed? To answer this question, first, we must consider Adam. When Adam took a bite of the forbidden fruit, he immediately received the sentence of death within himself. What was once immortal and perfect became mortal and corrupt. Not only that, but his seed was cursed with the same death sentence. If by one man’s act of disobedience death entered the world, how much more was life given by the single righteous act of obedience by Christ? In truth, the sacrifice of Jesus is still saving lives to this day offering hope to a world that often feels hopeless.
From Adam’s seed of disobedience, the whole world bared the weight of generations each more wicked than the last. So much evil covered the face of the world that God brought the waters out of the depths of the Earth and the storehouses of Heaven to rid the world of the evil. The Earth was washed clean, except for Noah and his family. Now, we observe the children, or the seed of Cain, who murdered his brother out of jealousy, covering the face of the Earth. Many generations have passed since Cain’s act of disobedience towards God’s law, and the Earth weeps for the countless acts of evil she sees every day.
Although it is hard to see the forest from the trees, a single act of kindness is more powerful than all the evil acts the world has ever known combined. Is not light more powerful than darkness? A little light shining never becomes dark in darkness, but the darkness becomes light. If a smile, small and modest, can become someone else’s smile when seen, what can be said about a thousand smiles? If one smile can become a thousand smiles, how much good comes from all the acts of kindness the world has ever known? The answer is that we cannot imagine the outcome or know the full effect of the seed until it is time for harvest. The time will come to everyone when we will reap what we sow, whether our seeds be of good or evil. Be encouraged, because a righteous seed bears much fruit.
Dearest Father who is loving and gentle,
Do not let us give up on small acts of kindness. Sometimes, it feels as though it is all for nothing. We are unappreciated and often unseen, yet You appreciate us and see us. You reward our efforts with life everlasting. Bless You Lord, for Your kindness and Your reward.