Saturday, April 03, 2010

Bits from Vigil -- Genesis 1:12

And the earth brought forth the tree that yields fruit,
whose seed is in itself, according to its kind.

Jesus is the Vine. (John 15)
He is the firstfruits of them that sleep in the earth. (1 Corinthians 15)
Whoever abides in Him bears much fruit. (John 15)

When you make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed,
He shall prolong His days. (Isaiah 53)

And here, silly me, I'd always thought that first chapter of Genesis was primarily about science and botany and zoology, with a few theological overtones. Maybe it's the other way around: thoroughly theological with a few science points which can be drawn from it too.

1 comment:

  1. And best understandings of theology come as I check out the botany and zoology around me. Come see my blog today; I hope someone remembers to play this hymn at my funeral!!