Good Morning Everyone,
I just finished reading one of my favorite parables...Its the Parable of the Sower (Luke 8)... Please find it below and take some time to ponder what kind of seed you are. I would like to say that I'm always the seed planted in the good soil, but sadly that just isn't true. There have been so many times I've seen things and haven't really seen them for what they are and heard things, but didn't understand the meaning until well after the fact. I think in addition to being a good life lesson, this parable teaches us to keep on eyes and ears open to the awesome blessings that are given to us each day. This in especially true for those days when you just need a boost. Take time... look for something in your life that is an awesome blessing and share it! There simply isn't enough talk about all the good things. You all heard my praises last week and I will repeat them. My awesome blessings are my family, my friends, and the simple gifts that happen everyday... like a babies smile or a warm message from a friend.
Love In Christ,
Luke 8: 4-15
4While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: 5"A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up. 6Some fell on rock, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown."
When he said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
9His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10He said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,
" 'though seeing, they may not see;
though hearing, they may not understand.'[a]
11"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. 12Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. 14The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.