Photo: The Way Things Are

A perspective we need, it enables us to look at our existence here on earth with some assurance.  Everyone you meet today is first and foremost a “soul” making their way to heaven.

Just Fling It

A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.”  –Mark 4:26-28, NIV

 

The insurmountable potential of a single seed!  It is scattered without a whole lot of conscious effort, hundreds of seeds in a handful scattered out on the dry ground.  It doesn’t get the dignity of individual effort, but is simply flung out.

I became a Christian believer partly through some indiscriminate seed flinging.  I was being escorted by Temple security in Salt Lake City off the grounds.  It may have been because I was shirtless and smoking, and being hammered as well.  As I was being thrust through the gates, I ran into Christians who were sowing their tracts.  These tracts landed on good soil. And I’m indeed thankful.

We simply do not know about any individual seed that leaves our bag.  We can not predict what is going to happen.  Jesus chose this particular metaphor to emphasize the supernatural nature of spiritual growth,  it grows whether we sleep or stay awake.  We don’t understand how things grow.  A tiny, dry seed comes to life, and grows up to be something amazing.

Dropping seeds; that is it.  We drop without taking responsibility for what may or may not happen next.  We scatter seed without contemplating what will follow.  It may grow, and it may not.  The believers standing in the baking sun outside of the Mormon Temple in SLC were simply sowing seed.  It fell on my heart, and I cannot tell you what happened to that seed.  All I know, is it started to live, and grow and eventually was harvested.

Buy some tracts, Christian books, DVDs, CDs.  Build an interesting website.  Sow seed.  You cannot harvest unless you sow something.  You must be faithful to your part, and God is faithful to do the rest.  Growing things is beyond our comprehension and ability.  I cannot tell you the dynamics or the process of spiritual growth.  Bible college did not have a class for that.  It is imponderable and  mysterious.

Be faithful, and sow.  Fling the seed.  Don’t mind the hot sun, or the thorns or the hungry birds.  Be faithful, and fling it.  Psalm 126:5-6 

 5 Those who sow in tears
       will reap with songs of joy.

 6 He who goes out weeping,
       carrying seed to sow,
       will return with songs of joy,
       carrying sheaves with him.

One Small Step, For One Large Life

We have a built-in a deep, voracious hunger for God and nothing can change that fact.  You will never find anything that will satisfy this craving.  My lovely wife loves chocolate, and I love my lattes.  But they absolutely pale in the light of Him; there is no comparison.  Fact #1, we were made to walk with God.

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus”–Blaise Pascal

 

Life unfolds before you, and your life has a definite purpose.  Fact #2, God wants to connect you to himself.  In the Garden-of-Eden days, Adam and Eve had this incredible relationship with him.  The Bible tells us that God desired to “walking in the garden in the the cool of the day.”  He has not changed.  He wants to go hiking with you!

C.S. Lewis once said, “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”

 

 Some of us who are reading this suffer from mental issues.  Others struggle with broken relationships and divorce.  There are those who deperately live out of their physical difficulties, illnesses and addictions.

I invite you to consider a life with God through Jesus.  Fact #3, your load will not be any lighter nor your path less challenging.  But walking with God will fufill your dreams of purpose and meaning.  His love and forgiveness can surround you and give you a new life.  It would be a honor to help you make this step.

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