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My old roommate Michelle and I lived together through most of college and then moved to Los Angeles after graduation. During those years in LA, we were pretty inseparable and predictable. We would meet at the gym after work, make dinner, watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and then go for a walk on the beach like two geriatrics. On many of those walks, we’d pray for our future husbands and talk about what they would be like.
“I think your husband should probably be like me,” I would say to her.
“Hhhmmm. Well, he has to wear glasses,” Michelle would say.
(I promise, we weren’t as narcissistic or as shallow as we sound. Only a little bit.)
After I left Michelle and moved to Portland, her obvious option was to hunt for the male version of me, right? Guess what? She succeeded!
Despite a few bumpy first dates and some “Are we into each other?” type thoughts, Michelle eventually got her man in glasses and I got my prayer answered that he would be like me.
How? Duh. We are both incredible musicians!
Without further ado, I give you Jeremy (going under the moniker “…notasido”), who was kind enough to write a song for the Illumination Project in between a constant serenade of love songs for my dear friend Michelle.
A seed falls quietly from the flower’s lips
To the soil below
Followed swiftly by the rain above
The sun whispers “grow”
It’s a story of unplumbed worth
And it’s told year after year
What once was plain and unenviable
Holds beauty not rivaled now or here…
Come rain, come sunshine
Mixed with sands of time
The clay, brush, and pen dance
In the artist’s hands
A Seed is a simple song full of patient expectation. A seed drinks the rain, absorbs the sun…and waits. In looks, a seed is nothing special.
But it will be, in time, a life giving body.
And the simplicity of this relationship between a seed and its environment and, most importantly, between a seed and the farmer has been my illumination. I created this song for the Illumination Project because a seed’s potential is very much my potential.
This is the hope I can experience in my marriage, or my friendships, or in all aspects of life.
What “seeds” has God planted in your life that you are waiting to grow?
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