A friend gave me a sprig of basil last year. After rooting it in water, Wade planted in a pot and placed outside on the patio. It grew into a fairly nice size. Over the past several months it has become rather scraggly. It still has enough leaves for our needs but they are a little anemic looking. We have failed to provide it with any fertilizer and the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
However, thriving, healthy basil plants have sprung up in a couple of the flower beds. I can’t get over their large leaves.
As Christians we may not be aware of the seeds we sow. Just like the basil plant…the seeds were blown through the air…our seeds of faith a blown through the lives of those we touch.
Our spiritual lives can resemble this cycle…our faith can be strong and vibrant…but if we do not continually feed on the Word, we too will become spiritually anemic. Let’s commit to spending more time with the Lord. We may never be aware of those who are affected by our actions. Go sow some seeds.
The Message (MSG)
14-16“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”