In the realms of science and technology we are pretty advanced. We can study a seed and learn the exact amounts of each component of the seed and ‘make’ an exact replica of the seed. But when we place it in the ground, it does not sprout. There is no life in the man-made seed. Only the seeds created in nature by God have the mystery of life inside.
Life itself is a mystery. By it we are drawn to God. How life is created is just one of the mysteries of God. All of this points to the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ is the seed of this kingdom. It was planted in Mary and grew to be our example of how to love God with all we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection we witness another mystery of God and have the promise of new life, of life eternal.
Christ dwelling in us and through our words, actions, and deeds is the continuing sign that the kingdom of God is alive and growing. We live as the light of the world, shining our faith in God and Jesus out into the world. Through this they are offered life and eternal hope.
Today many will gather in worship. A big part of this is to offer our praise and thanksgiving for the gift of eternal life that we have in Christ. Each day as we go out into the fields of life, may we live each day as an act of worship as well, sharing this amazing and wonderful gift with all who cross our paths.
Scripture reference: Mark 4: 26-34