Saturday 22 September 2018
1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49. Psalm 55(56):10-14. Luke 8:4-15.
I will walk in the presence of God, with the light of the living—Psalm 55(56):10-14.
‘The seed is the word of God.’
The seed is life waiting to be awakened from dormancy to new expression – a beautiful blossoming of greenery and abundance. Its full potential is encased in its tiny form. The seed is also understood as the word of God. Although sown in liberal quantities, only seeds that take root and receive care and a receptive place to grow will be productive.
Nurturing a seedling to maturity, or a child to adulthood, requires care, effort and patience over a long time. So too is the path of Christian life full of effort and challenge. When the vulnerability of our faith is tested, Lord, give us patience to care and be receptive to your Word.