Check out this fun animated version of the Parable of the Sower (I’d rather call it ‘The Story of the Seeds’):
Did you know that you can represent any one of these seeds? This is what it says in Matthew 13:18-23 about that:
“Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting seeds:
* The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don’t understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts.
* The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word.
* The seed that fell among the thorns represents those who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life and the lure of wealth, so no fruit is produced.
* The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”
I really want to be like the seed that produces fruit. I mean, who does not want to lead a fruitful and effective life in God’s Kingdom? But I often find myself representing the ‘Worried Seed’ or the ‘Seed that needs deeper roots’. Stress, worries and shallowness cause us to easily stray away from our Mission.
If we truly want to lead a fruitful life, we must not be overcome by the worries of life and make sure our roots go deep!! What Seed are you representing today?