Seed of Heaven

Have you ever wondered what heaven is like? Do you have an image in your head? Do you envision streets of gold, buildings of crystal, lush vegetation, and a pure river? Does everything appear to be perfect?

Many of us have grown up with visions of what heaven will be like. Some of us have images of people in white robes singing continuously. Others have an image of the Father looking like Father Time sitting on a throne. Perhaps the Son is dressed in royal robes sitting next to the Father.

The image we have depends on the images we have been taught. Some of the images are found in Scripture and some are not. We find different interpretations of what heaven may be like in books written by a wide variety of authors. Unfortunately, no one knows for certain.

Despite not really knowing what heaven looks like, we can know what it will be like. We are given various parables in Scripture by Jesus to provide us with an understanding. Jesus doesn’t really provide a picture. He does provide relationship and organizational information.

As we look at today’s Scripture, we see it relate to how the Kingdom of Heaven will grow. It grows from a seed that has been planted. That seed is Jesus. Through His life, death, and resurrection He became the seed for the Kingdom of Heaven.

It may seem odd to us to equate a person to a seed. Yet, it makes perfect sense in God’s Kingdom. He had to provide a way for us to be saved, a way for the Kingdom to grow. Otherwise, none of us would meet His expectations, we would not be able to hold to His laws. God is perfect and we are not. We needed a Savior that would wipe out our mistakes, our failures to make us appear as perfect before the Father.

I pray we all understand that Jesus is our Savior. I pray we accept Jesus as the King of Heaven. I pray each one of us willingly follow Jesus and accept Him for who He is. Jesus is your perfect Savior. Heaven is growing because of Jesus. Be part of His Kingdom.

Matthew 13:24-26 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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