How Deeply

“…you shall do to him as it seems good to you.'”  David chooses the high road. It’s not always easy but we learn that wickedness only begets more wickedness. How deeply we need you O Lord. How deeply we need your Word that it may take root in our lives and be nourished by the continual wisdom we gain when first we consider your sacrifice and love. You give us every opportunity to show growth even as temptation, frustration and pain freely abound. We stand firm in your calling and our desire to be called. How grateful we are that your Word is sown deeply within us, that we may always be fertile ground.

A Numbers Game

Such a very large crowd gathered around him. Sometimes it’s easier to focus on the dedicated few who are eager or desiring the benefit of whatever it is that one has to offer. However, as a marketing major you learn that growth in part is a numbers game. The more people you reach with your message, the greater your chance of bringing in more dedicated people. Not everyone will jump on board right away. Not everyone will recognize the benefits and of those who initially understand the value, not all of them will remain dedicated. Jesus, the first marketing major understood this all too well. As he looked out on the crowds gathered around him, he knew that some were only there simply out of curiosity, while others were fully ready for change. Knowing that not everyone is prepared to receive his message, the parable of the sower speaks to the maturity of our consciousness of God and forces us to question ourselves as to where we are in our relationship to God. How healthy is our soil? Not the soil of the world, but rather how healthy is the soil of our heart?

Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-14