I tell you the truth, 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. (John 12:24)
I've noticed a shift over the past couple of months. A shift that has been very subtle...and very welcome. A shift that I didn't fully recognize until one morning when I read these words from John 12, my scripture reading for that day. It is a shift in seasons...a shift from the first half of John 12:24 to the second half. It is the slow shift from a season of dying to a season of living; from a season of "unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies" to a season of "if it dies, it produces many seeds." Somewhere in the past few weeks and months I've shifted from mourning a loss to celebrating the "many seeds." And they are everywhere. And I am so grateful! Thanks be to God!