“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” ~1 John 5:13
When I was younger I used to love ‘planting’ black beans between two layers of tissue and cotton wool, watering them, and then watching them sprout. It never ceased to amaze and enthrall me. Unfortunately these sprouts never made it to mature plant-hood because the fun part was watching something that appeared to be dead (the dry bean) turn into something that was living (a mini plant).
We were created in God’s image and likeness (Gen 1:26-27). God’s word is the seed (Luke 8:11), and we – our hearts – are the field (1 Cor 3:9). We should make sure we know what God ‘looks like’ according to His word, because if His seed is planted in us, we should be growing into His image and likeness.
“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.”
~1 Peter 1:23
Did you try growing beans when you were younger?
Do you enjoy gardening and growing your own plants?