Reflection of the week

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The seed for the next harvest has already been planted on the farms in my vicinity, as the farmers anxiously await the winter rains. The seed was sown on fertile ground, where stones had been removed long ago. Modern machinery ensured that little or no seed was wasted. I notice the contrast with the primitive hand-sowing in Biblical times.

Reflecting on this, I wonder – am I providing fertile ground for God’s Word to take root, and to produce a rich harvest? Or do I sometimes allow the ‘stones’ of self-will to prevent a productive spiritual life? If I want to witness to the love of God, I will allow the seeds of faith to take root.


Dear God, plant your Word for me, deeply within my heart, so that I might better be able to witness faithfully to someone I meet today. In your name, I pray. Amen.

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