“All by itself the soil produces grain…”
It’s incredibly humbling to think that despite all our intelligence and capabilities, there’s very little we can do to make a plant grow.
We can prepare the seeds and plant fields, but we cannot force a plant to grow or make it bear fruit. Harvest is a gift of God’s grace…a gift beyond our control.
Likewise, as hard as we may work to eliminate sinful anger or selfish greed from our own life…only God can forgive us, restore me, and make us grow.
Jesus in this parable reminds us that all growth is a gift.
Dear God, thank You for the gift of growth. Give me patience as I wait for the gift of Jesus’ new life to bear fruit in me. Amen.