In November of 1995 newspapers reported the story of lotus seeds found in a dry
lake bed in China. They were 1,288 years old! Seven of them were obtained by
the University of California at Los Angeles. The seeds were germinated,
sprouted, and a plant grew from them. They are thought to be the oldest seeds
If a seed can hold life for 1,288 years, who can doubt the possibility of a
bodily resurrection? How apt is the illustration the apostle Paul chose of
planting, germination, and growth to describe the resurrection of the dead.
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