The false spring weather is making many of us think about starting to plant gardens. We’re digging through our seed inventory and garden catalogs anticipating the crops we would like to grow, thinking of the produce we will enjoy eating later on. It all starts with a seed. I’m unable to manufacture or produce a seed. It comes from the plant that I desire to harvest. I’m unable to make it germinate and reproduce. I can only supply elements which help that growth process take place. My job is simply to plant the seed and provide the care that allows that seed to germinate and grow and be fruitful. I’m reminded in the parable of the mustard seed that the size of the seed is no indicator of the potential of the plant. In Mark 4:30-32 Jesus compares the kingdom of God to a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds, yet when planted grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants. We can never anticipate the potential of the seeds we plant. We just need to plant!
We also recognize that environment is important for the fruitfulness of our planting. We understand that the best environment leads to a successful harvest as illustrated in the Parable of the Sower from Mark 4:1-20, where some seed fell along the path, some on rocky places, and some among thorns. Only the seed that fell on good soil produced a crop.
Our church family and times spent in fellowship with one another create a nurturing environment for us which helps facilitate good and successful growth. Let’s continue to be a blessing to one another as we go out into the world this week.
We meet together regularly on Sunday mornings. We would love to have you join us!
We have bible classes for all ages at 10:00 a.m. Following classes, we meet together as a church family at 11:00 a.m. for worship services.
On the first Sunday of the month we enjoy a potluck meal together following worship service.