Have you ever had the privilege of
helping bring new life into the world. You have, if you've ever grown a flower.
When you plant a seed and care for it it will grow into something
beautiful such as a sunflower.
In the parable of the farmer sowing
seeds, we see where if given the proper soil a seed will grow into something
beautiful. We as Christians should strive to bring new life into the body of
Christ by reaching out to others and bringing them to Christ. If we truly love
Jesus we will have as much concern for our neighbor as our own families and
reach out to others so that they may experience the love and forgiveness of
Christ, of which we have been blessed.
As we come into this Easter season,
help us to reach out to those who don't know Christ, plant the seed, by
testimony and example, nourish the seed, with the rich soil of acceptance and
teaching so that it will take root, and water it with the love that Christ
teaches us to share. With the fellowship of the church providing the sun's
warmth, we will tend our garden to choke out the weeds of worldly desires,
helping our new plant to stay secure in the warmth of Christ's embrace.
If properly cared for, our sunflower, will
produce many seeds, and in time will produce many more beautiful
Let this be
Help us to
grow the body of Christ so that all may come to know Jesus and take Him as
their Lord and Savior.