The seed sprouts and grows,
though he does not know how.
Paul pictures a farmer who scatters seeds, but is stumped about what makes them grow.
Here’s something to think about:
Every watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind.
Every orange has an even number of segments.
Every ear of corn has an even number of rows.
Every stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
Every bunch of bananas has an even number of bananas on its lowest row; each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next an odd number. (Facts affirmed by Snopes.)
Sir Christopher Wren was buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of his own architectural genius. The English translation of the Latin inscription on his tombstone says: “Reader, if you seek his monument look around you.”
Paul seems to say: “If you wish to see God, look around you.”
Seedtime and harvest give irrefutable
testimony to the existence of God.