Fresh Hope – 26th November 2019

We’ve all heard the saying ‘it’s out of my hands’, meaning there is nothing more I can do about it now…I’ve done all I can.

This is never more true than in the parable taught in these few verses of the Bible….

Mark 4:26-28… ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces corn – first the stalk, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

Notice the ONLY involvement that the man had was that he scattered or sowed the seed. Once the seed left his hands it was literally ‘out of his hands’.

While he slept it grew.

While he worked it grew.

Whether he watched the seed or watched the TV it still grew.

Even if he forgot all about it…it still grew.

If he’d have hung onto the seed in his pocket, then the seed would still have been just seed today.

His ONLY part in this whole process was to SOW the seed…job done.

Several years ago, in an ancient part of Israel, an earthenware pot was discovered. It was believed to be around 2000 years old.

Inside the pot was a handful of seeds.

As an experiment, the seeds were placed in soil and exposed to the sunlight. To everyone’s amazement they began to behave in exactly the same way as they would have done two centuries earlier. They grew into perfectly healthy plants.

Everything you have right now is in seed form, but if you refuse to sow it you’ll never reap a harvest.

Love is a seed. Generosity is a seed. Kindness is a seed. Money is a seed.

You’ll never be short of anything in life if you learn to sow seeds.

Once it’s out of your hands, it’s into God’s hands.

Don’t have everything you need right now? Sow a seed today and watch it become the harvest that you need. 

2 Corinthians 9:6 Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

Pastor Mark

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