Have you ever wondered how a beautiful plant with multiple flowers could come from one little seed? Flowers are so varied—intricate and colored. But seeds are small and unimpressive, aren’t they? Today we are thinking about seeds.
When God created plants on the third day of Creation, He also created the seeds that would perpetuate their kind. Genesis 1:11-13 says, “Then God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit, with seen in them, after their kind, with seed in them, on the earth’; and it was so. And the earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.” You see, when God created the grass, He also created “herb-yielding seed,” and when He created the trees, He made sure the trees had “seed in them.”
The word “seed” is a word that refers to seeds that are sown, and it is sometimes translated as “issue” or “progeny.” It comes from a root verb that means “to scatter or to strew seed.”
Now, notice that God created mature plants and trees that contained the reproductive seeds. He did not just create the seed and sprinkle them on the earth. Well, that is an important thing to remember because these created things appeared much older than they actually were. Again, let’s listen to Dr. Morris. “It is significant that these plants were made, not as seeds, but as full-grown plants… They thus had an ‘appearance of age.’ The concept of creation of apparent age does not, of course, suggest a divine deception, but is a necessary accompaniment of genuine creation.” So, God created the plants with seeds to reproduce themselves.
Now you know the real meaning of the word.
Say – The earth had the appearance of being millions of years old the moment it was created. That is just the way it was.