From Brother Mike:
Today’s piece is titled “The Sower Soweth the Word” and the artist is unknown.
I bought this print on cloth back when I was a single guy in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s ... and I am so glad that I did, because I have not seen anything else like it since. It must have been fairly cheap because I didn’t have much money back in those days. But, over the years it has earned its place on my walls ... and in my heart.
This, of course, is a rather straightforward illustration of Jesus’ parable of the farmer. The passage from Mark, (Mark 4:1-20) is not just the parable, but also an explanation of why Jesus teaches using parables, and Jesus’ own explanation of his parable of the farmer.
Jesus is challenging us – what kind of soil are we?
Am I a hard-packed road impenetrable to the seed of his Word?
Am I rocky ground with a shallow faith that gives up at the first sign of trouble?
Am I thorny ground surrounded and choked by the cares of the world?
Or am I good soil ready to receive the blessings of God’s Word?
Today’s piece is an open book – read it from left to right and ask yourself, “Where am I on the spectrum today?”
This is a good time to loosen up and clear out the weeds and thorns.
Be Blessed, Brother Mike
In matters of faith, we at First United Methodist Church, Sealy put primary reliance on the Bible. In scripture, we understand that we are all God’s children; therefore, we will be a church that cares for the needs of our church and local community through prayer, deeds, inspiration, and love in the spirit of Christ.
Caring for the needs of our church and community through prayer, deeds, inspiration and love in the Spirit of Christ.
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Rev Michael Fraley, Pastor
First United Methodist Church Sealy
200 Atchison Street
Sealy, Texas 77474