It is perhaps fitting that our 2 scripture texts use images of nature, planting, sowing and growth, after the events of the last couple weeks. On the one hand, we experienced the damaging effects of the wind and the many hours of cleaning up after it! And on the other hand, we have a wonderful community garden, where many of you spend many hours planting, sowing, tending and harvesting. Particularly at this time of year, we are attuned to the rhythms of nature and growing.
Both of these passages talk about the Word of God–where it goes, and the places where the word does and does not take root. When we hear the phrase, the Word of God, most of us probably think about a bound book–maybe it’s well-worn from much use; maybe it’s on a shelf some place. When we talk about the Word of God, we usually think of the written word.
- Isaiah 55:10 - 13
- Matthew 13:1 - 9
- Matthew 13:18 - 23