Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Eternal Significance of The Infinitely Insignificant

And Jesus said, “The kingdom of God is 
as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 

He sleeps and rises night and day, 
and the seed sprouts and grows; 

he knows not how. 

The earth produces by itself, 

first the blade, then the ear, 
then the full grain in the ear.” 
— Matthew 4:26-28

Forget about trying to see the fruit.

That’s the way the kingdom is.

We often do not know what God does
with our service.

We plant the seed,
go to bed,
and, while we sleep, 
God germinates the seed 
so that life grows and eventually produces a full harvest. 

Then God Himself reaps for His own glory. 

We simply need
to forget
about trying to see the fruit of our service
immediately.

It does not matter if we ever see it.

We are called to take the light and let it shine,
then let God do with it whatever He pleases.

from R.C. Sproul, 12 May 2012

Discipleship group at the beach last month
That is exactly what I needed to hear today. I do three things: I teach teenagers, and I try to make disciples of teenagers, and I am a sort of life coach to teenagers. These things do not produce immediate results, if any results come at all. It isn't guaranteed. You cannot see the grass grow. You cannot always see the Kingdom of God growing.

I do not see Jefe growing, but he's gone from 1.2 to 5 pounds in four short months in front of my very eyes.

So,
logically,
the Kingdom of God
is like Jefe.

Right?!

Katie

2 comments:

  1. Jefe looks like a fruit bat. But I'm pretty sure Jesus does not. Just staying with the "compare and contrast" thing you had going :)

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  2. God is faithful and loves us no matter what. Dog spelled backwards is God.

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