Week 6: Cedar Creek Grist Mill, Since 1876
- October 7, 2021
- Posted by: William Hurtado
- Category: Adventure Days
Our growing group visited the Cedar Creek Grist Mill!
The volunteers there have been there for 20 to 40 years! They made the Grist Mill come alive for us as the showed us how the turbine worked, and how the wheat grinder produced fine flour. They gave each of us a bag of flour to take home! Pancakes and corn bread, here we come!
We learned that the wheat germ can stay alive for a thousand years. Archeologists apparently found a kernel of wheat in a pharaoh’s tomb, and after planting it, it germinated! There was still life in it. A good lesson for all of us–that God’s life is still in us, even if we haven’t paid attention to Him for a long time.
We also took time to reflect on the messages of wheat found in the Bible. “Unless a wheat falls to the ground and dies…” Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was resurrected. Now He invites us to die to self, be buried with Him, and be resurrected as new creatures, experiencing the Love of God in our lives. What does this all mean? Learning about it and experiencing real life parables is what Adventure Days is all about! Keep it in your prayers, and invite a family to join in!