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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Seeds of Faith

Don’t pull on the plant, honey. As the 18 month old topples the pot off the stand. You just wish they understood your words completely. Oh, they hear them, and they may even grasp that you are communicating something important. But for the 18 month old, the details are sketchy. Mother’s understand it so well, lack of understanding fades. Disobedience lay around the corner.

Our Savior, Jesus, understood this so well. His disciples walked with him for 3 years and still didn’t grasp that Jesus must die to take away all sin, and must rise to new life to give us His eternal life. But it can’t be any clearer. Jesus said, “I have said these things to you that you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn

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