Matthew 13:1-9 New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Sower
13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
This beautiful artwork of Jesus being adored and also being looked at with hate brings to mind the Parable of the Sower..still even today not all people are ready to accept Jesus..their hearts, the soil, are not ready and fertile to accept God’s Word. Let’s all evangelize to those who need to hear how much Jesus loved all people especially sinners. The Word will not take root in a heart that does not know God. Those with “rocky” soil or with hindrances in their life need to hear from those who do know Jesus. Share God’s Word with those who need to hear. God loves you so much.. Have a blessed day!