Lent: Day 13 – While at the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show I came across a very intriguing notation as part of the Delaware Valley College education exhibit. It read; “Soil is a system of organisms, air, water, organic matter and elements. Soil is a systems teeming with life! …dirt is what you find under your fingernails, on your clothes, or stuck in your tires.” In many ways I believe the parable of the sower speaks to the various environments in which we sometimes find ourselves. Ultimately our goal is to always be found in “good soil,” where we are able to hear and accept the word, allowing it to be nourished within us, so that together we may be of good use and our exponents can be released and shared for sowing God’s word in and through others. I liken it to the law of exponential growth in which the base is the word of God and the exponents are the various gifts we bring to enhance and spread the gospel. Our gifts express who we are in Christ. The more we use our gifts in and through Christ, the more God is glorified. Who then, can stand against such glory and power!
Teeming – abounding or swarming with something
teeming. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved March 07, 2012, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/teeming
Mark 4:1-20 Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.’ 9And he said, ‘Let anyone with ears to hear listen!’