Saturday, July 30, 2011

A sower went out to sow

In the fourth chapter of Mark, Jesus shares the parable of the sower. In analyzing this parable, much has been made of the soils. Much has been said about the hardness of the path, the stoniness of the rocky ground, the shallowness of the soil with no depth, the defectiveness of the soil with thorns, and the preparedness of the good soil. But it seems to me, more attention should be placed on the first line of the parable:

Behold, a sower went out to sow.

Everything else in terms of the soils receptability is antecedent to seed actually being sown.

We need a sower of the seed.

I need to sow seed.

Let's pray that there would be sowers; you, me, and others.

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