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Seed scatterer

This is what the kingdom of heaven is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.  … the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how … Mark 4:26-27 (NIV)

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Come be a seed scatterer

     A kingdom of heaven gatherer.

          Sow seed into wide swaths of soil

               For planting is the laborers toil.

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Growth comes only by God’s hand

     The sprouting seed not caused by man.

          Who can know how a seed does grow

               Where the wind of the Spirit might choose to blow?

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When he comes may he find my sack

     Empty of seeds upon my back.

          Sown in soils where he has led

               A harvest sprouting from entrusted seed heads.

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A vineyard waiting

Mark 12:1 “…A man planted a vineyard…Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey.” (NIV)*

Grape Vines

Grape Vines (Photo credit: E Photos)

A vineyard sits waiting

Such is the kingdom of the Lord

A harvest begs preparing

Bounty aching to be stored.

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From those in tenant places

The owner asks belief, respect

Tending, pruning, bearing fruit

He’s coming again, always expect.

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Laboring with great purpose

Pressing grapes for eternal wine

Planning abundant harvest

Stewards, of the everlasting vine.

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poem by Patty Perkins

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Check out Mark 12:1-11 from today’s One Year Bible reading for the complete story of the tenants who mistreated the owner’s servants, killed his son, and didn’t provide a harvest of fruit. Oh, that I be found faithful!

Mark 11:9 “What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will…give the vineyard to others.” (NIV)*

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.