Today's devotion is based on John 12:24, "Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds."
Here in this verse, Jesus uses a rather beautiful image of a single seed of wheat becoming more than one seed after it falls to the ground, germinates, grows, and produces so much more. One seed is a sacrifice for ongoing life. Similarly, Jesus sacrifices his life for so many so that through him, each of us has life, like a field of wheat growing and ripening in the sunlight.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Dearest Jesus, we humbly come before you today thanking you that your life, suffering, death and resurrection was all for us so we can grow in your presence. Guide us each day as we share your love through our service to those around us. Amen.