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Trust The Seed

By Don Loftis | 04.29.15

A father took his four year old son, Josh, to supper at McDonalds. While eating their hamburgers, the little boy asked his dad what those things were on the buns.  His dad casually said they were seeds, but that it was OK to eat them.  After a few minutes of serious thought, he asked, “Daddy, if we take these seeds home and plant them, will we have enough hamburgers to eat forever?”  Josh may not have understood buns and burgers, but he did know about seeds.

Seeds have a lot of religious connections.  Genesis 1 describes part of God’s creative work with the phrase, “plants yielding seed after their kind.”  Jesus used seeds in his parables of the sower and later in one about tares (bad seed).  We often sing, “Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother, in the morning bright and fair?”

Who could forget Jesus’ powerful illustration regarding a mustard seed in Matthew 13, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.   This is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”  The power of God can work through some very small things.

We are sowing seeds of truth in Faith Village on Wednesday evenings.  We are sowing seeds of love at the Life Care Center and the Towers on Sundays.  We are sowing seeds of encouragement in our Families newsletter.  We are sowing seeds of hope through Disaster Relief.  Sometimes we do not see the results, but we need to keep on sowing to the best of our ability and trust the seed to produce a harvest.

 


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