Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. (James 5:7)
Last Sunday our pastor shared a parable about a woman entering a store that is run by Jesus. She was invited to travel the aisles, filling the shopping cart with her heart’s desire. Packages with labels such as ‘end starvation and poverty’, ‘resolve wars’, ‘strengthen families’, and ‘heal the natural world’. Jesus rang her up and handed her seed packets.
Jesus said. “This is a catalog store…this is a place of dreams. You come and see what it looks like, and I give you the seeds. You go home and plant the seeds. You water them, nurture them, help them to grow, and someday someone else reaps the benefits.” (Gail Duba, 12/17/17)
As we wait for our Savior’s return, will we plant and nurture the seeds of His Kingdom?