Seeds of Light

Light is planted like seed for the righteous person;  joy too for those whose heart is right (Ps. 97:11 CEB)

Are there any gardeners in the house? Fall is the time to plant some seeds. Maybe you experts could enlighten the rest of us about what needs to be planted in each season. Seeds are planted all over the world. Some produce flowers; others produce vegetables: potatoes, carrots, corn, etc. We recently planted fescue grass seed according to the recommendations of the fescue experts to plant it in the fall.

Here are some observations about seeds: If you plant corn, you reap corn. If you want carrots, you need to plant carrot seed. A few seeds are likely to produce many plants. You reap what you sow and more than you sow. You will reap later than you sow. The harvest comes after the sowing of seed.

The psalmist reflects on light being planted like seed. What would it look like for light to be planted in us? We might shine brightly. We might be able to see more clearly, have better discernment. We may not be expert gardeners knowing what seeds need to be planted in gardens or planters today. But, we can all request God’s seed of light to be sown in our hearts with the accompanying seeds of joy.

Let us pray: Gracious God of Light, Thank You for light shining in darkness. We ask for Your light today. Allow Your light to be sown in us. Let Your light so shine in us and through us to influence those we meet for a greater good. We pray for a harvest of light to dispel darkness and bring light and joy to all. Amen.