In his parable about seeds and soil Jesus said,
“Others are like the seed scattered among the thorny plants. These are the ones who have heard the word; but the worries of this life, the false appeal of wealth, and the desire for more things break in and choke the word, and it bears no fruit.” (Mark 4:18-19 )
Do you sometimes feel like this? Like a seed trapped in the thorns of life (worries, anxieties, greed, etc.)? As we wait through the advent season, it's hard not to get caught up in the overwhelming barrage of advertisements hawking the latest and greatest "toys" of the Christmas season. We know what we ought to do, yet we continue to allow life to lead us instead of God.
Today, I invite you to take a moment to imagine yourself as a small, insignificant seed; one of thousands sowed by a farmer or a gardener. As you do, remember that a seed is light and can be blown to many places by the wind.
Use this day to let go of the thorny ground you are in, and allow the the Spirit of God to move you to some good, fertile soil where you can begin to transform, thrive and produce the good fruit.
Have a blessed day.