Thursday, June 11, 2015

Surprising Kingdom Growth

Mark 4:26-29
He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”

Lord Jesus,
the kingdom of God grows,
and we, like the farmer,
do not know how.

Like a seed planted,
your kingdom grows underground
where we cannot see it

Then without warning
the seedling bursts
out of the ground
lifting its head to the sun.

Your kingdom is similar,
growing deep within

then when we least expect it,
your faith in us bursts forth
reaching out to others
pointing them to the Son.

May we be
the harvest of faith:
fruitful, abundant, nutritious.

May it be so
in my life today.

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