What about the simple seed? When God covered the land with vegetation, He created seed-bearing plants and seed-bearing trees. And there may be no better example of God’s prolific creativity than the lowly seed.
For instance, consider the wide variety of foods come from those seeds? Juicy strawberries and raspberries. Plums and pears. Watermelon and grapes. Tangy oranges and crisp apples. Pomegranates and mangoes. Tomatoes and carrots. Corn and wheat. Sugar snap peas and beans. Onions and peppers. Rice and beans. The list goes on and on.
Who would have guessed that a green and white watermelon with dark red flesh came from a single black seed? That an towering oak came from an acorn? That a single mustard seed contains all the nutrients needed to survive including vitamins B1, B6, C, E, K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc?
Then consider the fact that a giant, towering sequoia tree was once a seed no bigger than the seed that made a tomato. That single sequoia then produces 400,000 seeds a year. Within that original seed was not one tree, but an entire forest. And when each of those trees starts producing their own seeds, the multiplying ripple effect of seeds continues.
Faith is like a seed. We don’t know what’s inside or what something can become. Yet a little faith goes a long way when it’s planted and watered. The same God who established the principles of sowing, waiting, and reaping also invested hidden bountiful potential within each heart and waits for us to grow.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)
Creation declares God’s prolific creativity.
What about you? What potential lies within your heart? How is it growing and spreading? Exactly how many trees are in single seed?