DAY 202 OF 365 IN 2021


Reference text: Matthew 13:1-9

Matthew 13:5-6 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.

When the seed sell onto rocky ground, scripture reports that these seeds sprung up rather quickly as through to suggest they had found suitable ground. But when the sun came out, they were scorched.

Plants and sunlight are actually intended to be great friends. A little  knowledge of biology would hint that plants require sunlight for ‘photosynthesis’: the process by which they produce their own food. So we might raise the question ‘why does the sun end up scorching the plant instead?’ The answer to this is  provided in our text ‘because the plants had no roots’.

In reading the entire parable, we conclude that the seed which fell on good soil yielded its fruit. Hence, there was nothing wrong with the seeds that were sown, for it proved viable when they found appropriate ground. Therefore, the question to ponder on today is this ‘Are you ready for what should be coming your way?’ Is your ground ready to receive and nurture the seeds that fall on them?

We ought to think about this because when that ground isn’t ready and the soil is shallow, seeds that fall on them might spring up but not flourish, yielding no fruit. When our ground is not ready, even the sun which is meant to be an ally, can seem an enemy.


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