Blessing God, Tender Love, and Days as Grass - Selections from Psalm 103
Let Me Be an Instrument

Seeds and Such

 “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field … He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; “ - (See Matthew 13:24, 37-38)

The sower grabs a handful of seeds and tosses them. He does so generously and in a manner that may seem to some to be indiscriminate. It is called scattering and was a common way of sowing seeds in Jesus’ day. I have planted gardens by placing each individual seed in the ground and covering it carefully. And I have planted grass in the manner described by Jesus.

Don’t be stingy and miserly with God’s seeds. He keeps track of them and knows where each seed falls. He has entrusted them into your hands – first to His Son and now to you. He expects that you will throw them about into the wind without regard for knowing where each one lands. You can not, you need not, you may not. The Son of Man sows good seeds and sends forth His disciples to sow good seeds as well.  He does not require that good seeds fall only among other good seeds.  Not only is that not His way, it is not necessary.  Every seed eventually reveals its own true nature.  That’s what seeds do. 

He knows that some seeds will be lost to unprepared soil. Its OK, there is no shortage of seeds. Perhaps at some other time the soil will be ready. Keep sowing. The implications are double for us. We not only bear in our own lives the fruit of His seed, but we also are called to accept the challenge to be co-laborers in His field.  The call to sow seed requires us to accept the enormity of the challenge, while resting completely in His grace and trusting Him for the fruit.  We may sow freely, liberally, and with joy knowing that there is contained within each of God’s gospel seeds the power to change lives, families, communities, and nations. 

Scatter at will.