I’ve been thinking a lot about this verse. The identity of the person in the story is a sower. The person is completely described in Jesus’ parable by what they do for a living. We don’t know anything else, we don’t know the person’s age or gender, social status, talents, faith, personality… If someone were to write such a parable about me they would have to say ‘The nurse went out to nurse.’
I remember when my second son was a freshman in college. He is a math whiz kid with an almost photographic mind. He declared history as his major. I was flabbergasted! He explained to me that he needed to be a minister to serve God. He declared history because it would be a good base from which to study theology in seminary. After his second semester of getting C’s in his history classes, he switched to engineering. He excelled in engineering. He tells me now that he was glad he switched because he can make a good living for his family. He also volunteers to teach math and science in the schools around where he lives through a program set up by Lockheed Martin, his employer.
This week he is in Haiti at the Christian Light School teaching math. It is one thing he will be doing as a volunteer in mission there. He posted this on Facebook.
It is 10:38 PM in Port-Au-Prince. There’s no glass on the windows of our sleeping chamber. I hear:
Car horns blaring
Added to shopping list: ear plugs 😉
And so, My Dear Ones who read here, an engineer went out to minister in Jesus’ name. No matter what words you would substitute for ‘sower’ and ‘to sow’ in the Scripture above, you are mission material. Is God calling?
Praying and memorizing,