I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone.But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.John 12:24 New Living Translation (NLT)
I have so often wished that I could discern the difference in buried and planted in my life. While both leave us covered in a way that confines us to a small space where we feel like we cannot move or breathe much less make a difference in any way for anyone that we meet in our day to day lives.
Under the weight of the soil of the world, we can quickly feel smothered to a point of utter frustration with the circumstances we find ourselves in. We often feel overwhelmed and buried by the burdens of life and we feel drained emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually.
A One Way Street
The places our spirits go to can be so dark and empty that we feel afraid and alone without any hope for a future. This is when in our human nature we feel buried with no hope of escape.
John brings us a thought from God’s point of view that the soil He has placed us in is exactly the right mixture of struggle and opportunity to allow us to see the plan He has for our tomorrow. The writer to The Hebrews wants us to know that no matter where God has placed us today it is exactly where He needs us to be and He is right there with us every step of the way.
I will never fail you , I will never leave you,Hebrews 13:5
God delights in our faith in Him when we acknowledge that He is in control and this valley we find ourselves in is actually the fertile soil God brings us to in preparing us to grow into the New Life and Creation he has in mind for our Purpose.
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