The Death of Wheat

Posted: January 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

Today will mark funeral number two in the last five days that I will be performing the service for and I have to tell you that funerals are a hard thing to do.  One of the questions that family members look to you for an answer is why?  I have to be completely honest and say that is a very difficult question to answer.  I often ask myself the very same question, but the great thing is that we can find our comfort and answer within the Scriptures.

The unique thing about wheat is that in order for wheat to produce a harvest a single kernel of wheat must first die and fall to the ground. The very death of this kernel of wheat brings forth a harvest like no other. This definitely depicts that there is a purpose in all things, including death.  Jesus used this very illustration in attempting to explain the purpose of His death. Unless He went to the Cross we would not reap the blessings of Grace and Salvation. Through His death the world is coming to know of the Savior Jesus Christ.

There is always a purpose for every thing under the sun, even when things don’t seem to make sense to us at first. We know that in all things that God is working for the good of those who love Him. Let us find comfort and joy in the midst of pain through the promise of Jesus.

John 12:24 (NIV) Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. keep it burning…


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