Day 1

Today’s Readings:

Genesis 1: 1– 2: 25 Matthew 1: 1– 2: 12 Psalm 1: 1-6 Proverbs 1: 1-6

As I read through the first day of the year I am struck by beginnings.  Of course in the first book of the Bible and the first chapter, one would expect to find beginnings.  But more than a start, a beginning.  The idea of “seed” is large.  In these verses the word seed jumped out at me:

11   Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12   The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13   And there was evening, and there was morning— the third day.

“Seed-bearing” are those plants and trees that produce something, that give of themselves.  I cannot help but remember in my life, that I have been most fulfilled when I am giving something, contributing from who I am.

As I begin a new year I think there is a real lesson here for me.  I must give of myself and what I am designed to give or do like an apple tree produces apples full of seeds, I must produce and give from my make up.  I find it interesting that God says, “bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.”  We can’t be who we are not, we must be who we are to be productive.

I need to work in my strengths, passions, and desires, these are my seeds. Only then are we productive.  Until next time, peace.

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