The Everlasting Covenant


Sowing the Word of Life

What happened here?—Simply this, that the Word became grass. In saying “Let the earth bring forth grass,” etc., God sowed the seed of every good thing. The earth was empty, and nothing could come from it until seed was sown. But there was nothing sown except the Word of God. Therefore it is as plain as daylight, and as true as the Bible, that the seed from which everything came that grew out of the ground in the beginning, was nothing else than the Word of God. And it also follows that the life of every seed that is borne by the grass, herbs, and trees, is nothing other than the actual Word of God. EVCO 244.3

Read further. Speaking to man whom He had made, God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” 4 EVCO 244.4

Comparing the two texts that we have just read, we can see the reality of the words spoken to the prophet Isaiah, “All flesh is grass.” 5 This was as true when Adam lived in Eden, in the full possession of the strength with which God had endowed him, as it is now. God made man from the same earth that He made the grass, herbs, and trees; and “He causeth grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man; that he may bring forth food out of the earth.” 1 In the beginning everything, including man, was very good; and if man had continued to live wholly by the Word of God, He and all things else would have remained very good to this day. EVCO 244.5