Lord as I look at this the third day of creation what I see about you is the way you created vegetation. “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.” You created the original with the ability to reproduce it’s self. Isn’t that what you plan for us in a way? Not in the reproduction of people because it is that way in a sense too. But, you plant seeds of you in us that are meant to be shared so that our knowledge of you doesn’t stay fallow or buried but is shared with each other. When we believe in Jesus as Savior you come and reside in us. You become one with us and we become one with you. Then as you plant your seeds in the garden of our hearts we grow in you and fruit is produced in our lives. It is not about us. It is not ours to keep as our own. It is meant to be shared with others as we serve you and live our lives for you.
Just as in creating vegetation you say in your word that you did it “according to their various kinds.” Dear Lord, isn’t that like the work you do in us also? We are all designed by you unique and different. No two of us are alike. Psalm 139:13-16 tell us you knit each of us by hand and planned each of our lives before we were even born! The seeds you plant in each heart are different. The things you sow in each life are different. Yet your purpose in each is that you are magnified in our lives and that is shared with the world.
Dear Lord today I just thank you for being a God who loved the beauty of vegetation in creation but you went a step further. I love the green grass and trees and the fruit and flowers they produce! You made it so that your creation was reproduced over and over to your praise honor and glory. Thank you for being a God who plants seeds that bear fruit in lives too. Not only does your creation reproduce itself but you my precious God reproduce yourself in us. That is too awesome for me to even fully comprehend! That you would want to do that is so humbling to me. I, this nothing speck of humanity, can reflect you the awesome one true God is amazing! That you would want to plant seeds of love, grace and goodness in me so overwhelming. But there I go…I wanted the focus of this study to be about you. Though part of it is always the humbling fact of what you have given to me in your salvation, grace, forgiveness and love, I want to keep my eyes focused on you alone as much as possible.
Thank you for being a reproducing God. Thank you for making reproduction of your glory part of who you are! Thank you for planting seeds of vegetation on the earth but for also being a God who reproduces yourself by allowing us to be one with you. Thank you for the seeds you plant in each heart that can grow a beautiful garden bearing fruit in our lives that glorify you!