The Pressures of Life

“John 12:24 Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a seed; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”

I spent a good part of last year growing micro greens hydroponically for restaurants.  It was a fascinating process with a minimal learning curve.  My 2 brothers are successful restaurant owners and they had informed me that, although micro greens are in high demand, the health department doesn’t really want traditional micro greens grown in soil sitting on their kitchen counters.  I soon figured out how to grow them without soil.  I learned quickly that for this technique to work, a good deal of pressure had to be applied to the seeds.  I found household items that worked to add the needed weight that forced the seeds to sprout.  It had never really dawned on me that soil served as the “weight” that caused the seed to die and, thus, grow and multiply.

There are many parallels to this in life.  None of us willingly sign up for the “dying” process yet it is essential to our growth toward becoming more passionate and compassionate human beings.  If you are going through this process and the weight of the this world seems too much, remind yourself that a harvest not otherwise possible awaits you.


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