Theme = ‘listening’
By some crazy truth - which Jesus calls ‘love’ - the creator of the universe has chosen to be ‘friends’ with some of his creatures.
God speaks. He tells us everything we need to know, to grow in godliness and holiness. The question is: are we listening?
Size doesn’t matter to God - so let’s give him what we have, however large or small, and trust him to use us wherever we are.
We don’t know her name, but we do know she was sensible, listened to God, and lived faithfully - what a great example to us today!
May all of us be anonymous to history, but known to God as women and men who lived faithful lives.
James puts it like this: do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
The path of life, the path to true joy is through focusing on God, listening to God and learning to trust him.
I don’t really know why Jesus called this ‘the parable of the sower’, because it isn’t really about the sower, it’s about the soil, and why the gospel does not impact everyone in the same way: the sower is the same, the seed is the same; it’s the soil that produces different results.
Every time the sheep hear God’s voice, they move towards him, knowing who it is that is calling them.