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Week 35 Day 7
life in a capsule
the next generation in a miniature package
needing someone to plant it
on ground so hard as to be impenetrable
on rocky soil so meager as to be unsustainable
on soil so overrun with weeds as to be overwhelmed
on ground so good it seems to make up for all the rest
the watering/taking in that wonderful sustainer of life
the loosening/making penetration and growth possible
the weeding/making room and giving light
the feeding/receiving the nutrients so richly provided
a joyful ingathering
a job for everyone
a provision for today
a promise for the future
we are called to bear much fruit
and we go through the cycle of the seed too
waiting to be born
planting in a variety of soils
nurturing with all the resources we have
harvesting because we have been faithful to the task
our life in Jesus
and for each other
is something like the cycle of the seed
FARMING, BAKING, SELLING, FISHING
The kingdom is like. . . seeds, yeast, fine pearls and good fish.
1Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. 2Multitudes
were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat;
and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: "Behold, a
sower went out to sow. 4Some seed fell by the wayside; and the
birds devoured them. 5Some fell on stony places, where they did
not have much earth; they immediately sprang up but had no depth
of earth. 6When the sun was up they were scorched, and withered
away. 7Some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and
choked them. 8But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop:
some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9He who has ears
to hear, let him hear!
24"The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good
seed; 25but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares
among the wheat and went his way. 26When the grain sprouted
and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27So the
servants came and said, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your
field? How then does it have tares?' He said, 'An enemy has
done this.' They said to him, 'Do you want us to gather them up?'
29But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also
uproot the wheat. 30Let both grow together until harvest, then
I will say to the reapers, "First gather the tares and bind them in
bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."'
31"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a
man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the least of all the seeds;
but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a
tree, so that birds come and nest in its branches."
33Another parable He spoke to them: "The kingdom of
heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three
measures of meal till it was all leavened."
44"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden
in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he
goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking
beautiful pearls, 46who, when he had found one pearl of great
price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
47"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into
the sea which gathered some of every kind, 48which, when it
was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered
the good into vessels, but threw the bad away." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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