October 14th, 2014 | By admin
by Aunt Mary
Each person is different. We all have different personalities. In fact, no two people are alike. In reality, each of us are clean slates when we are born, but the difference comes with our environment and the opportunities we are given. That’s what makes the Parable of the Sower so interesting.
In Matthew 13:3-9, we read this, 3 And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow; 4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil. 6 But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them out. 8 And others fell on the good soil and *yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.9 He who has ears, let him hear.”
Jesus is telling his followers some good ole farmer technology and it’s the same in our life today. Some of us are born into a family that maybe doesn’t love us as they should. This happens a lot in families where drugs and alcohol are widely used. The child doesn’t have the opportunity to know about God’s love. Today a lot of parents don’t care about God and the children are never given a chance to see how good life can be when we have a God-centered life. These children don’t grow spiritually. They simply do not care.
Then others are given the opportunity and their parents bring them to church, but that’s where the teaching stops. As a teacher in our church Bible study system, it takes more than Sunday morning and Wednesday night to grow a child spiritually. If parents are not teaching their children about God at home, the child will probably grow up and not be a viable Christian. It’s like the seed sown in rocky places, they don’t have a strong foundation to learn God’s Word. They don’t have the example they should at home.
Teens will be convicted at a Youth Rally to walk in Christ, but when they get back to their home and friends, Christianity doesn’t seem that important. They lose interest and go back to their previous life. Young people are influenced by so many other things, television, peers, family and teachers. They don’t stay focused on Christ, they are like the seed that is sown among thorns. The evilness of this world chokes the good out.
The last part of this is the best. If we truly want to do good, we will seek out people who are willing to help us. With the love of Christ and other Christians, we will grow and become strong Christians. We will not be easily led away by our friends who feel we are not having any fun. They are eager to attend services and learn more of God’s Word. They have good strong values given to them like good vitamins. They grow strong.
So, which are you? I hope your sown in good ground. We need more young people like that.