The parable of the sower
Jesus started to use parables in teaching. For me i think this parable of sower is all about Foundation in Christ, that you have to build your foundation of Christ in the correct soil that it would grow and be fruitful! Not just any kind of soil that it may not grow properly and die of soon one day or it may not even grow at all!
Light under the Basket
21 Also He said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand?
Truth are meant to be told, to be known, and to be wide spread! It’s not meant to be secret and kept forever!
We as the disciples of God are ought to share the Gospel (represented by “lamp”) to the world, to bring light into the darkness with God’s Word! How could we keep it to ourselves with such a great, promising and comforting news that would save one’s soul!!
The parable of the Growing Seed
Jesus describe the Kingdom of God on earth is like a man scattered the seed on the ground. The man does his job by planting but he does not know how does the seed gradually grow bigger and bigger… Yes yes, he may know it’s due to the water, sun light and so on… But the real mechanical part that work behind it only GOD knows because HE is the designer! Then when it is fully grown and the grain ripen, the man harvest it.
In practical we are like the man! We are the one who will plant the seed (to share Gospel to people), then GOD is the one who will work behind it in His own way that we may not even know how it works. At the same time, we have to continue to water and fertilize it (continue to share and show a good testimony to add understanding). Then when it is fully grown and is time to harvest, we will be there to collect it (when the result is shown, when someone accepted Jesus Christ, believe in Him and invited Him into his life, we are there then again to follow up and rejoice with him!).
See… we may not know how GOD has touched the man’s heart with His word or His doing, but we are there throughout the process knowing that GOD will be there backing us up!!
Wind and Wave Obey Jesus
There is an occasion where Jesus and the disciples are trying to cross the sea to the other side. In the mid of the journey they encountered great storm and the boat is filling with water. While they are panic, they saw Jesus still sleeping in the boat in the storm like that! They quickly woke Him up and ask Him didn’t He scared that they will sink and die there??!
Jesus woke up and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” Then the storm immediately stop!“
He said back to the disciples, ” Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”
Jesus contrast their Fear with No faith. Jesus is all the while with them and yet they are still afraid. It’s the same case in our life, though we couldn’t see Jesus in person, but HE is always with us! So what then should we be afraid of??
After seeing what Jesus has done to stop the Storm, they amazed greatly! They have been saying to each other, ” Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”