Good Ground

“Listen! A sower went out to sow…” Matthew 13:1-9  I’ve heard this popular parable about seeds falling on various ground many times with several interpretations. I must admit however, that I heard something slightly different as I read it today. I see it much more positively than I’d previously read and my attention was drawn to the sower. Every new morning the sower has an opportunity to sow. Much like the seed of the sower which falls on various ground, the seeds we plant in our own lives fall on various ground. Of the things we work towards in life, some of them bear fruit and some don’t. Some things are extremely successful and other things are only slightly successful. Even the Word of God we have to share with the world isn’t always going to be received by every faction of the world. The key however is that the sower continues to sow. So too we must continue to sow the Word of God knowing that in spite of the birds of prey, the rocks and thorns, God will provide good ground.

Featured Image: The Parable of the Sower from Matthew 13:1-9 art by Earnest Graham, 2008