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Mark 4:14 The sower sows the word.
God’s heart must be so grateful to farmer-evangelists who plant seeds where life and hope are threatened—in desolate, ignored places, assumed to be barren, or in the tender, freshly tilled soil of teenage hearts where seeds sprout joyfully and then weather storms of peer pressure and confusing messages from a vapid society.
The parable of the sower yields lessons for us: Growing in faith takes effort to overcome worldly and evil forces. Thanks be to God for the farmers who keep sowing in love, valuing each seed as worthy of God’s power and saving grace.
MOVING FORWARD: Head to your local home-improvement store and pick out seeds for a spring garden!