Written by Brian Holda, Jan 19, 2023
Inspired by 1 Pet. 1:23-25
Well, this is my first ever song. If you’re musically-inclined, please improve it! But still wanted to share here all the same.
Packet of Seeds (Lyrics)
VERSE 1 Atop my bookshelf sits a packet of seeds. The life that it holds is much more than man reads. Lonely it sits, never finding a home, Since the soil nearby wants to be left alone. CHORUS Oh when will we take Your word as our seed, To grow you a garden instead of just weeds? Knowing your word is not meant as a show; No, it is the seed for our eternal growth. VERSE 2 I've looked many times at that packet of seeds. I've wondered a lot at the beauty to be. But I just leave it there, every time and again. Too busy to stop and bring the seed in. CHORUS
So this song has actually been a concept I’ve thought about for 10 years or longer. At some point my wife and I acquired an actual packet of seeds (we debate when that was haha). And somehow it got put on our bookshelf, by our Bibles.
Well, I thought about Bible passages that compare God’s Word/Scripture to “seed” (Luke 8:11; 1 Pet. 1:23; James 1:21). And it seemed a sad irony that both my Bible and the seed packet were just sitting there, neither being planted. Over time, it became a ripe metaphor (no pun intended) of how God’s word really does nothing if it’s not planted in our heart. So I’ve left the packet of seed there as a sort of prophetic reminder of this sobering warning. But I’ve been picking up the Bible and trying to let that grow in my heart.