2000 Year Old Seeds

Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…

I came across a fascinating account about seeds discovered on archeological sites in Israel. When these 2000 year-old seeds were planted, they not only grew but reproduced. Six of these ancient seeds have produced date-palm trees. The seeds couldn’t merely be studied, they had to be planted, watered and placed in the light.

What about the long dormant seeds God has placed within you? Yes, they can still thrive and bring forth life. Nothing is impossible with God. He brings into existence something buried long in the past.

Or perhaps you have spent a life-time planting seeds into the lives of others without observing evidence of sprouts. God is not finished.

Maybe you wonder if you are too old to have God begin a new thing. Take heart from knowing God was never bothered but someone’s number of years but sought out men and women whose soil of the heart is conducive to growth.

I am encouraged because I am reminded of how God’s ways are far above my imagining and His timing beyond my understanding.  Furthermore, some of these seeds were found in Masada, a mountain fortress where the Jewish people refused to compromise or surrender to the enemy. Others were found among the Dead sea scrolls. How apt that these enduring seeds were hidden in places of whole-hearted devotion and ensconced with the words of God.  He makes everything beautiful and  flourishing  in its time.

P.S. Thank you Ellie and Bill for giving me the idea to learn more about these miraculous seeds.

This story was accessed February 11, 2021 and found at https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/02/how-to-grow-a-date-tree-from-2000-year-old-seeds/606079/

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