Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Welcome to the Journey - Getting to Know Jesus!
One of the favorite tools or techniques Jesus used to teach was with parables, which are earthly stories with a heavenly meaning.
The first parable told by Jesus was the story of the sower or thrower of seeds. The entire parable is bookended with the challenging words of LISTEN.
As I have learned being the parent of two small children, there is a difference between hearing and listening. With hearing our ears let in the words being shared with us; with listening our heart and mind take in what is said and live it out. Hearing vs. listening.
One of the challenges as followers of the Lord is to not simply HEAR the words of Jesus but to LISTEN and LIVE them out in our daily lives.
Be still, HEAR and LISTEN to the Lord.
Love, Pastor G