Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I have probably read the parable of the sower about 20-25 times in my life and always kind of gazed right through it. It's a Sunday school story that I've heard so many times, therefore I unknowingly look right passed the message. However, it's not so much the parable that I've overlooked it's Jesus' explanation of the parable a few paragraphs after. Seriously I felt like I had never read it before, even though I know I've been through Matthew several times. If that's not ironic I'm not sure what is. Every time I read that paragraph in the past the seed fell on deaf ears (the path) and satan (the crows)(or it could just be my ADD) came and grabbed the seed right off the surface. Now that I'm at least hearing the words of the parable, I've been reflecting back on the seeds that have been planted in my life. Countless times I've seen the seeds planted in my life burn up because of rocky soil. One prime example is all the youth camps and conferences I've been to. I don't know about you but after camps and conferences I come home on cloud 9 ready to serve God. However, the rocks and thorns of life choke out the seeds shortly after and hardly ever did the plants bear any fruit. My prayer is that God would do a little tilling in my soil to soften me up for the planting season. I know what your thinking, to much symbolism in one sentence. Reflect back on your life and see the seeds that God has sown in your life. If your like me then its time to hit the plow. Just kind of my thought for the day.