Where Are You Headed?
We’re all on a journey … even if the present situation has interrupted that.
We are still moving forward?
But let me ask you, do you seem to be getting anywhere?
Some of you might respond, “Well, I’m getting on in years.
I am retired and I am not really interested in moving on.”
Others might say, in reaching the same conclusion, “My limbs ache, arthritis has set in and it takes all my energy to just get out of bed in the morning.”
This getting old is not what it’s cracked up to be, eh!
And yet ….. despite the body not pulling its weight, (well, maybe its pulling more weight that it did), God has not given up on you.
You are still highly useful to Him.
And God has plans
The story in the Gospel that we talk about today is one which JESUS told.
he saw a farmer scattering seed, but the farmer did not seem to mind that some seed fell on rocky or hard or weedy areas.
These areas are not fertile places for seed to germinate.
And if we were translating the soil; to humans we might think that the rocky or hard soil was us oldies.
We once were good fertile soil but not any more.
But yet, this farmer of JESUS throws the seed our way.
Doesn’t He know it’s not worth it to Him to do that?
Or does He see something we don’t?
The seed, or as I like to call it, ‘the gift of life’ is just as important to you and I, than it is to folk 50 years younger, and here’s the thing.
Who do you think is able to better relate to an older person?
There are people out there whose path you will cross this week that need to hear your story of how you found the gift of life and how it is growing new life within you.
And if you are not one of the oldies in this church, then gives what?
The fit of life is given to you too, to share with those who path intersects with yours.
We are all useful to God and God wants to bless us all.
When we pick up the seed that falls at our feet and offer it to someone who hasn’t found it yet, we are transforming the world the best way it can be transformed, one person at a time.
You are useful to God
You are in His plans
He knows you.
Let God excite you with His vision and plan today.
That will put a smile on your face.
God bless you