About seventy people gathered together that cold, gray, misty morning nearly five months ago at Country Farm Park for an Easter Sunrise service. Pastor Scott Giger emphasized how often scripture makes reference to gardens. Adam and Eve were placed in the garden of Eden. Jesus often left his disciples and went to pray, to be close to his Father, in gardens. Jesus was betrayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. As we stood in the middle of what would be a beautiful garden in a few months, we reflected on God’s creation and His promise of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. Gardens are a great place to pray, reflect, and admire all that God has made.
Pastor Justin Rossow then described our resurrection bodies. He made reference to the fact that what you sow does not come to life unless it dies. “When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just the seed…” 1 Corinthians 15:37. The seeds are vessels for the bodies they are to become. Our earthly bodies are the “seeds” for our heavenly bodies. We do not know what our heavenly bodies will be like, but like the seeds that we plant in the garden, we have to die to this life to attain heavenly life and our heavenly body. Thank you Lord Jesus for the bodies you will give us in the life to come.
As we left the service that morning Pastor Scott gave each of us a handful of flower seeds to plant. As we watched the seeds sprout and grow we were to see the process as a reminder of the death and resurrection of Jesus and our death to this life and attaining a new heavenly body. About May 1st Ron planted the seeds that we had wrapped into tissue paper in our garden. We watched and were reminded of the message of new life in Christ as some of the seeds have grown into flowers. What beautiful bodies they have become! I cannot image how glorious our heavenly bodies will be!
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