Thursday, December 2, 2010

Soil and Christ

How is soil formed? Soil originates from rocks, different types of rocks produce different types of soil. You are most likely asking how a boulder or even small rock becomes friable soil that sift through your hand. How do these rocks become life producing soil? Rocks become soil by biological, chemical and mechanical weathering. We will keep the details fairly simple.

Microbes, otherwise known as ‘critters,’ gradually feed away on rocks; they also create pores which allow water to enter the rock. The water slowly degrades the rock whether by running through the rock or filling the pores, then freezing. What happens to water when frozen? Your right! Water expands during the transformation from liquid to solid phase. Buried rocks slowly decompose as well as exposed rocks.

Rocks are degraded into life producing soil through persistent, minute breaking down of the particles.

The Bible has several parables regarding soil, moreover the Bible also compares the Word to a Rock. God is fully capable of growing a bumper crop on any rock, yet he chooses to do so in weathered rock, known as soil.

How do we transform the Rock of Christ into life producing soil? We have to be in the Word, in relationships, in worship; breaking down the Rock into soil. Does breaking down the Rock, destroy the Rock. The degradation simply transforms the Rock into the Life producing solution. Similarly, our breaking down the Rock, simply transforms the Word into life producing solution of our lives. Jesus does not need us anymore than He needs soil; however this is how God prefers to run the universe. No argument from me.

If you see the Rock of Christ, the Rock of Scripture, the Rock of a Congregation; yet your Relationship with Christ, your Faith is absent Growth. You need to transform the Rock into soil of your soul. This transformation requires physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effort. This transformation requires getting into the ‘nuks and crannies’ of scripture, relationships and the Word. Your involvement, combined with the Holy Spirit at work in you, will transform the Rock into Life producing soil in your life, in your soul.

We are created in God’s image, from soil. That soil is Christ!

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

In Christ,

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

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