This is mind-boggling when you really think about it. Seeds are one of my favorite objects in the natural world that illustrate spiritual truths. Each seed is like a tiny computer, containing within it all that’s needed to produce a complete plant. Planted in the right conditions, it will sprout and grow. Some seeds can lie dormant for years, but when they’re finally planted they will grow.
While contemplating this, I thought about an Andrew Wommack teaching tape that had lain dormant in the back of a drawer for fifteen years, until 2006, when Ashley and Carlie Terradez borrowed it from Carlie’s parents and popped it into the cassette player in their car. The truths on that tape came alive in their hearts and minds, and changed their lives. Their new understanding of the Bible, and of the true nature of God, led to the miraculous healing of their terminally ill three-year-old daughter, Hannah. Since then, the story of Hannah’s healing has blessed and encouraged millions of people.
Ashley and Carlie are now part of Andrew Wommack’s ministry, and Carlie runs the weekly Healing School where thousands of people have been healed of all kinds of sicknesses and infirmities, and have then gone on to minister healing to others. It would be impossible to count the lives that have been changed since that tape was planted in Ashley and Carlie’s cassette player.
Actually, the tape was more like a piece of fruit, and each truth contained on it was a seed. Ashley and Carlie’s hearts were the good soil that enabled the seeds to produce a bumper crop. And those fruits contained seeds that produced more and more fruit.
We could take the analogy further back to the ministry partners whose financial support enabled Andrew to produce and distribute that teaching tape. We never know how far reaching our gifts into the kingdom may be. How encouraging! “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9).
Video: Hannah’s Healing
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