“And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:4-9.
This is a quote I read recently and it made me think about it some.
The quote actually is from Stephen King’s book, “Insomnia.” For truly, it is a long way back to Eden, for with the thousands of years that have transpired since that time, mankind has fallen further down the abyss since the original time of Paradise that was seen at Eden.
But indeed, we cannot return there once again to live in the Garden. The Garden has been ravaged and the fruit has now become rotten. The world now lies in distinct contrast with the lush greens and purity that existed at that time.
And yet the actual intent of this quote, essentially means that we shouldn’t sweat the small stuff.
Life goes on and there are always minor irritations and frustrations that we all must deal with even on a daily basis.
But eternity isn’t made up of all the small stuff that may well consume us at times. The larger issues of faith, character, love, and mercy, certainly outweigh the trifles that we face almost every hour.
When one looks around them and sees the plight of man as he lives out his days upon this world, it becomes very obvious that there are no actual Gardens of splendor or eternal bliss to be found here.
We see the seasons as they come and go, but more importantly, is the decay not from the withering leaves or bark, but of man’s heart and soul.
However, we can cultivate an inner Garden within our souls and spirits. We can nurture the fruits of Mercy and Love instead of hate and scorn.
The seeds of goodness then will grow and thrive within our inner Gardens. For truly we do have internal Gardens, and indeed, these internal Gardens are set up to be eternal Gardens. For eternity is bound-up within these seeds that we are nurturing now.
Only we can decide to cultivate either weeds or plants that will thrive. A lot of it depends upon the soil in which are seeds are planted.
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~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?