Thursday, January 5, 2017


In Matthew 13:24-27, we read: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’”

“Do we plant our seeds today, Grandfather?  How long will it take them to sprout?...”

“Whoa. Slow down. First, the seed packets.” He spread them on the table, with pictures illustrating their contents. He picked up his pen and paper. “Our spring garden.”

Timmy watched as Grandfather plotted the garden on paper. “Oh. So we’ll know where everything is.” Grandfather nodded.

“Before we plant, we must plan, prepare the ground. Which do you want to plant today?”

“Corn, and beans and...”

Several weeks passed. The spring rain and warm sunshine did its work. The seedlings stood sentinel in the garden rows.

“The little plants look alike, Grandfather. How do we know which is which?” Grandfather smiled.

“We have the rows labeled so we wait. Weeds may be mixed in with the good plants.”

“We planted weeds?” Grandfather chuckled at the disbelief on Timmy’s face.

“No, those seeds were already in the soil. As the plants mature, we’ll be able to tell the difference.”

Kingdom Thinking. God, the Father, the Master Gardener, plants the Garden. First, in the Garden of Eden, but now outside of Eden. He has the master plan and knows the good seed. He watches over  His garden with tender care. He loves you and will never leave nor forsake you. Won’t you choose to  become a part of His garden?