Friday, July 10, 2009

Corny Corn Post

OK – see the precision that this corn row has….but if you look way down, you’ll see a few stalks growing in the ditch area. I pass many immaculate fields daily – standing tall and exact. Planted with GPS and technology that would befuddle my Russian Grandfathers today, the corn is so precisely there….then those stray stalks in the ditch. A few seeds got rebellious and look where they ended up. They won’t be harvested with the rest of their relatives. While they stand alone, they are alone, yet these guys have strength and grow. Do you ever feel like those corn stalks? They have to eek their food / water source from a different supply than their relatives, sucking up their life from the leftovers. Yet to admire them, growing among the weeds, taking their stand…..definitely not falling into peer pressure from their relatives, they even have a better view than the relatives inward! Yet their risk is greater – they could be mowed at any time, easy pick for a raccoon and the elements will be harsher on them.

Matthew 13: 3-9 has Jesus telling this parable we all know:
Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9He who has ears, let him hear."

We as Christians need to be a little like those corn stalks in the ditch and the others in the field. We need to keep our stand being strong when things go wrong, but need to know when we need others to support us and then lean on them for support. We can’t do it alone, yet each of us has individual choices to make that only we can carry out in our daily walk.

If you are a corn stalk, harvest is your death – but by that death you give life to others.
Jesus did the same thing for us. Yes that is a JD Combine book with a corn header!

3 comments:

angelonwheels said...

Your post is so timely for me! You always keep me thinking! Thank you for your loving encouragement on my blog!

Dee said...

You see life through Gods eyes. I like that about you. Dee

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Thanks for your wisdom and encouragement!
Prayin for deeper roots!!

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