November 1, 2019 – Jesus explained the Kingdom of God with a parable of seeds growing secretly and automatically (Mark 4:26-29). It is instructive for Mennonite “quiet in the land” syndrome. We are responsible to plant seeds which others will harvest, and harvest grain which others have planted. Our job is not to control or understand growth—that’s the Holy Spirit’s job. If we do our job, the Spirit does her job. But the Spirit can’t do her job if we don’t plant. Our words and actions become guaranteed to grow Kingdom seeds, when they emerge out of our centeredness in Jesus.
Scripture: Mark 4:26-29