20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (NIV)
FIRST SUN OF THE DAY!
Contemplate with me if you would please the number of firsts since time began….
I can’t even imagine the number….
the figure is to the moon and back several times of more, I’m sure!
The number of firsts in a day….. 147,000,000 results according to Google
SO….let’s talk about a few firsts!
…this morning….the first slug of the year!
….my time in the fire service.
Some big changes and firsts:
Women in the fire service…..it was no longer a MALE clubhouse.
Computers….we could now track everything.
My first Big fire….$10.5 million…..Uniflite boat builders
….my time on the farm.
We had cows and horses.
So I understand FIRST BORN and FIRST MILK!…. also having an animal die every now and then.
Some of the biggest joys here on the farm happen in the spring….
The first frogs croaking…normally it happens in February….just before the pussywillows bloom….frogs from all around…. the orchestra and choir of frogs….making music and praise to God!
The barn swallows….this year I saw the first barn swallows on March 22…every year they return plus or minus only a day or two in that range on the calendar.
In the spring all our fruit trees bloom….it’s special….very special and glorious ….apples….pears….plums…..prunes….cherries… peaches….nectarines…..Asian pears…..I like to rate them as GOOD-BETTER-BEST!
SO……let’s talk about these verses.
In the fall of the year we get fruit…. As the fruit ripens the first fruit ripe is called firstfruit
The fruit is no different in the Bible…..firstfruit.
the Lord came to earth….was born of the virgin Mary …. was tortured …died on the cross….was buried…. The third day he arose from the dead….FIRSTFRUIT ….. he was and is firstfruit!…the first human to die and arise from the dead …. And taken home to be with his father GOD.
By his death he paid for our sins….by asking for forgiveness and believing in him we too can be picked as fruit from the tree of life to be taken home to heaven at the second coming of Christ!
On a daily basis I am grateful to be here on earth sharing time and space with each of you… praying and thanking the Lord for being FIRSTFRUIT for me.
“Be the person God made you to be and you will set the world on fire”
~Harry Rodenberger from 3R Farms
Midnight is a great listener, and even the trees in the background
seem to be talking to each other, and are good listeners!