Mark 4:26-29 NLT
Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.”
Reflection . . .
Growth is an interesting thing. It’s something we don’t see unless we spent time observing, evaluating and thinking on what changes have happened. We can only do so much to help something grow – provide certain elements for a good environment, etc.. Only God can make things grow. He has set thing in order so that when a seed falls to the ground, it dies and in dying, it germinates and begins to sprout. We can be farmers, spreading seed, and we can cultivate the ground so that it is ideal for germination and growth, but ultimately only God makes things grow and mature.
God’s work: making things grow and mature for good harvest.
Our work: spreading seeds, cultivating an environment for good growth, and helping in the harvest.