6/08/2015

scatter

Thursday June 18th, Mark 4: "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come." Evangelism is often seen as winning souls for Christ.  But that is the harvest which is at the end of the season. Winning souls for Christ is all too often about “us” and our need to put another feather in our cap.  First and foremost evangelism is scattering seeds.  Seeds are scattered by others seeing more than hearing that God is important in your life.  Seeds are most affectively scattered when others see us caring for the least, lost and lonely instead of feathering our own bed, or cap or whatever metaphor you wish to use.  Seeds are scattered by all kinds of people and they are not all a part of our narrow concept of who is in the in-group.  Even the birds of the air drop seeds. Seeds are planted and years and miles from now, God’s love breaks through and growth happens.  So go live a life of planting, let others see the Gospel in everything you do and say.  Someday, somewhere those seeds along with the many millions of seeds in the world will blossom and bloom.  With heavenly eyes you can see the beauty.  Earthly eyes sometimes only see weeds. Click the link for a great little story on weeds and seeds. (http://www.sfcall.com/issues%202002/8.16.02/god_grass_8_16_02.htm

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