For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. Isaiah 61:11
Lets think about and ponder this scripture. For just as the Earth grows plants and crops and brings forth life, God will also bring forth righteousness to the entire world! When I think about this scripture, I think about the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Think about how a plant grows , from a seed , into the ground then springs forth into life with light and water. Jesus is referred to as “The Seed” (Genesis 3:15), think about that God sent his Son to be planted here to Spring everlasting life
When we think of his death, being buried into the ground and then after 3 days being risen back to life. Just as if you were planting a flower and it blooms forever. Our Lord did this for us so they we may inherit eternal life
I think about the line from the famous Christmas hymn Joy To World, “Let Earth Receive Her King” As the scripture says “The Earth brings forth Her bud” Did you receive Jesus? Is he planted into your heart? Did you bury your old sinful self? Did you resurrect your new self in Christ? I think of another hymn “For the beauty of The Earth”
The beauty of Christ coming down to Earth to plant everlasting hope in our souls! Amen!