This story told by Jesus illustrates what the kingdom of God is like. It begins with the seed because inherent in the seed is life. The farmer has to intentionally plant the seeds in the field and when the seeds are sown onto ready soil, they will germinate and sprout and bring forth life, independent of the farmer.
The Gospel is like a seed that must be sown. It demands an intentional act of sharing or communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ. Just like the farmer, we must speak forth the story of salvation and of repentance from sin and the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross to bring transformation, righteousness and new life. The seed of the Gospel must be planted so that it will germinate and grow and ripen for harvest.
Keep on keeping on…
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