The Seed that Breaks Any Bond

“He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

Psalm 126:6

Years ago, I read about a woman who thought that she would somehow protect her body from decay or vandalism after death. She was a very rich woman. So she made plans in her will to have her body buried in a great concrete vault. Then she had steel bands put around that vault so it could not be opened. She had written on that steel vault, these words: “Sealed for Eternity.”

You know what happened? There was a hairline crack in that vault and a seed fell in that crack, sprouted, and began to grow. And the pressure of that seed and those roots went out, cracked that vault wide open, and a mighty tree grew over that vault. She said it was sealed for eternity, but one little seed cracked that vault wide open. Likewise, there are people whose hearts are hard as concrete with steel bands around them, but the Word of God is so powerful that it can break any hardness.

  • How have you seen the power of the Word of God break hardness in your own life?
  • How should remembering our own hardness prior to receiving Christ give us confidence to share Him with others?

ACTION POINT

Take some time this week to plant a seed, reflecting on the seed of God’s Word that never fails and is powerful enough to overcome anything.