In the night I heard, “Seeds are falling everywhere… on good and bad soil I suppose… We just keep sowing… that is what we are called to do.”
“Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died. Other seeds fell among thorns that grew up and choked out the tender plants. Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted! Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” (Matthew 13:3-9)
It is our responsibility to sow the seed. It is not our responsibility where they land or if they grow. We must try to discover good soil as we begin, but we also must know from the beginning that scarcely one fourth of our seed will land in fertile soil and produce a crop. We still must sow. That’s the way it is.
“Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” Jesus