What do you think of a farmer who plants his seed in good soil? You think he is simply a normal farmer. What if this same farmer planted his seed along the road? Now you wouldn’t think he is very wise, would you? What about a farmer who didn’t prepare the soil first by getting rid of all the large rocks? Or what about a farmer who saw an extremely weedy plot of land and planted his seed there? Not very smart?
Although you might not think much about that earthly farmer, our heavenly Father is just that liberal with the seed of His Word. He doesn’t just give the Word to faithful believers, He casts it among those who get choked by the cares of this world. He throws it out even amidst all those who are hard hearted like rocky ground. This is how gracious He is for our salvation.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.