Look Deeper (by D.A. Cobb)

The other day I was introduced to a lovely young woman. She is a good friend of a neighbor and I liked her right from the start. What Ienjoyed most was her sense of humor and her ability to laugh at herself.

Let me tell you one of her stories.

A few years ago she decided to grow her first vegetable garden. She was just a novice so she asked her dad for advice. He showed her how to prepare and till the soil and together they planted seeds and starter plants in straight and even rows. She spent the summer weeding and fertilizing and soon her efforts began to show amazing results. She harvested baskets of red tomatoes, fresh green beans, yellow sweet corn, heads of lettuce and even a few hearty cucumbers. She was thrilled. But there was one problem. Her seed potatoes never produced. She saw the leafy plants growing but nothing more.

The following spring, as she was again preparing the soil for planting, she noticed row upon row of spoiled potatoes rising to the top. That’s right; she thought they grew above ground not below. She needed to look deeper.

We also need to look below the surface to find the answers to those spiritual questions asked by man since time began.

Read the words of Moses as written in the Book of “beginnings,”

“Now the earth was formless and empty,

darkness was over the surface of the deep,

and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”

                                                                                                 Genesis 1:2

From darkness to majesty in just six days!  His trophy was the perfect garden where He showered His love on mankind but regretfully, by failing the test of instructions, human sin was cultivated into the world. Ever since that day the question remains. How do we return to the perfect and eternal life with God? The answer lies in faith; faith in the blood shed by His Son, Jesus Christ. There is no other way.

Listen as Jesus describes the path to everlasting peace and love,

“Enter through the narrow gate.

For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction,

and many enter through it.

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life,

 and only a few find it.”

                                                             Matthew 7:13-14

May you someday walk upon the narrow road leading to the small gate in heaven.

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