Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

The Parable of the Seeds

Texts for Sunday, July 10, 2011:   Isaiah 55:10–13Psalm 65:1–13Romans 8:1–11; and Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23

Graphic novel illustration of Jesus' parables by Ernest Graham

… Perhaps that is why Jesus speaks to us in parables.

No simple, easily understood rules and teachings to follow can,

like seeds,

settle silently into our hearts,

allow us to ponder deeply,

and rejoice in surprise when suddenly God’s word bursts forth in us,

stretching us toward God.


Let us ponder then, this word

— recognizing that we are indeed soil: rocky, weedy, and all

but God’s word is stronger than us and will yield in our hearts

a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown!

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