William Jennings Bryan was intrigued by them. He mused:
"I have observed the power of the watermelon seed. It has the power of drawing from the ground and through itself 200,000 times its weight. When you can tell me how it takes this material and out of it colors an outside surface beyond the imitation of art, and then forms inside of it a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid with black seeds, each of which in turn is capable of drawing through itself 200,000 times its weight--when you can explain to me the mystery of a watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery of God."
While taking care of tasks that are really important, we should not overlook the
little things that brush up against our souls every day--including ourselves!
One of the early church fathers, Augustine, once observed, "Men go abroad to wonder
at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses
of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean; at the circular motions of the
stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering."
It might be a watermelon seed, or an ant, or brief eye contact with a total stranger, or any of a thousand things we could name. Each of them has its own message from God, all of them sounding like this:
"This is God. I love you."
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com