Once while traveling for work, in one of the airports, I came across an advertisement which caught my attention. It was the advertisement for the organization CARE (www.care.org) which aims at defending dignity and fighting poverty. The advertisement had in it a picture of an African woman with the following words, printed next to her – “She can plant the seeds of change. If she can get the seed.”
This social message has some serious undertones in our Christian life. Christian have The Seed. Jesus Christ is The Seed. This is how He is referred to in the very first book of the Bible, much before His birth on earth. When man and woman sinned by disobeying God, because of the deception of satan, God declares war on satan, informing him of his impending doom, by expressing that God will put an enmity between satan and the woman and between the seed of satan (self-righteous; counterfeit believers) and the Seed of the woman (referring to Jesus Christ) who will crush the head of satan, while satan merely bruises His heel. (Genesis 3:15). At the Cross, satan bruised the heel of Jesus by nailing his feet, but by His sacrificial dying and by His resurrection from the dead, Jesus crushed the head of satan, totally defeating satan and the power of death that he had.
Just as a seed germinates and brings forth life, in the soil that receives it, so does Jesus germinate and brings forth eternal life in all who receive Him. Jesus Christ is The Seed that changes death to life; He is The Seed that brings life. But how can one plant when they don’t have The Seed, themselves? This is a stark reminder for all those who have The Seed (Jesus), that they ought to sow Jesus Christ in someone else.
Point(s) to ponder:
Do you have Jesus Christ; The Seed? If not, receive Him with a fertile heart, so He can bring you life! and if you do, Sow Jesus Christ in someone who does not have Him.
Genesis 3:15 (KJV)
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.