18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:18-23
The Parable of The Sower is one that many of us are quite familiar with. The Word falls on different people ( different types of “soil” ) with different results. There are those who simply don’t understand and reject it ( hard soil). There are those who do receive it, but fall away from it when life’s pressure show up or the worries of the day overwhelm them ( rocky and thorny). The good soil represents the ones who receive and spread it to other ( i.e., reproduce it ).
Let us pray please – Holy and Wonderful God …… help us to continue to be good soil , to nurture the seed of Your Word , so that we can in turn be The Sower of that seed to others , spreading the beauty of Your love and grace to all who will receive. Through Jesus we pray…..Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie