Sowing Seeds for God🌟

When I saw the above picture, the caption caught my eye. A class of kindergartens experimented and dropped seeds along the sidewalk edge to see if the flowers would grow. I could only imagine a group of 5-year-old children trying to place seeds right along the sidewalk’s edge. If they were anything like the children I know in kindergarten, I surmise there were seeds dropped, thrown, or placed in areas other than the desired location. Maybe by the fence or between the sidewalk cracks. Possibly in the gutter among the dried weeds.

It reminded me of the story in the Bible regarding the farmer sowing seeds. The flowers only grew where there was good soil. The word of God will only grow on the acceptable ground also.

The moral of the Parable of the Sower is that not everyone who hears the Christian gospel will understand and believe. Four scenarios play out for the seed sown by the farmer. The first seeds are sown along the path and represent those who hear and don’t understand. The next seeds fall on rocky soil. They grow for a short time, but their belief has no roots so the belief withers and dies. The third seeds fall among thorny weeds. These seeds are those who believe, but the trials of life choke out any good works they might accomplish. The last seeds fall on “good soil” and these are those who believe and who then go on to spread the gospel to others, producing a harvest (Matthew 13:1-23).

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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