While I was out in Mexico last week with a group (see previous post) and we were visiting the Amazing Grace Children’s Home (Sublime Gracia Casa Hogar, Facebook link here), we had devotionals in the morning after breakfast at the hotel before going to see the kids. In these devotionals we talked about the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:3-23, Mark 4:3-20, and Luke 8:5-15.
The seed is the Gospel, the Word of God. You don’t get to decide where to put the seed. God wants it tossed around liberally, so toss it liberally you should. God wants it to go everywhere. Everyone gets a chance, no one gets to say they never had any seed. Just because you don’t think it will grow in a certain place is no reason not to toss it around. The Gospel is never wasted. God isn’t going to run out of it!
You don’t get to decide where or how a seed grows, even if you’re picky and try to plant where there is good soil. Remember, sometimes a beautiful flower will grow in a driveway crack even though there’s a perfectly good field next to it. Not everything grows where and how you think it will.
Just because you think the soil isn’t good doesn’t mean it isn’t. Just because you don’t think a seed will grow doesn’t mean it won’t.