This year, I attempted to plant some flowers from seeds. In all honesty, it’s not the first time I’ve tried, BUT it is the first time I’ve seen growth. To tell you our soil is not-so-good is an understatement. I believe our 7-year old was the one to come home with a packet from school and we decided to give it a go. Between rabbits, our darling dog, and birds, it takes a sheer miracle for a seed to germinate. Guess what? Out of the at-least 50 seeds we planted… one survived, and even thrived.
As I watered these today, something struck me – from one seed, grew a stem, from one stem, 7 blooms can be seen, also 7 more yet to bloom… all from one seed, a multiplicative effect. Are your wheels spinning, thinking of something else?
The Parable of the Sower
1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9He who has ears, let him hear.”
18“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. 22The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. 23But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
From one seed…
What kind of seed are you planting today?