Nature is a beautiful glimpse of the mysteries of God and His foundational truths. To begin, lets take something as simple as a seed. A seed starts off as a hard, lifeless, uninhabited pod that is full of potential, but in order for its potential to unfold it has to be planted. Once the seed is planted it requires nourishment to take root. It then positions itself towards the light and moves upward by braking through the dark soil. It unceasingly grows towards the light while eventually producing healthy fruit.
Our lives resemble that of a seed. Our body’s symbolize a hard and uninhabited vessel that longs for life and a sense of “something more.” The ground on which we are planted represents being borne into darkness, but just like a developing seed, we do not stay in darkness. When Christ died for us the veil was torn symbolizing the removal of a barrier between God and His people. This gave us direct communication with God and made his presence fully attainable without the need for sacrifices or works.
God has made our Christian walk simple and straight forward, He says in Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” First we seek God, we move towards the light and we leave the things of this world behind, for they will cause us to suffocate. If we seek Him and Him alone, He promises us that all these thing will be given to us. What He is referring to is all of our needs will be taken care of if we just seek Him. For doesn’t the one who created you know what you need?
Our goal, our purpose, and our mission for this life is simple, but yet we complicate it. We are constantly on a pursuit for our purpose, but He has already answered all of our questions in His word. Seek Him first and all else will follow. God is saying put Me above everything, get into the word, have quite time with Me then I will be your source of life and supply your every need. Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” From all of His creation, we were the only ones made in His image and given ultimate authority over it. If the Lord loves us enough to make us a reflection of Him then we are only truly living if our lives are centered on Him alone. In this life we are known by our fruit and in Him is the only way to produce sweet fruit. An olive tree was designed to produce only olives so we are designed to produce solely a reflection of Christ. If this is the case, how and why can we produce something we are not made for ? God’s plan for every single one of us is to take our lifeless seed and fill us with His undying light by discovering our identity and purpose through Him.