Monday, 12 May 2008

Short post this week

This will only be short as I am currently away in Delden, Netherlands, attending a New Frontiers, Northern European Camp with a group of Latvians from Smiltene. Someone dropped out so the place was offered to me on the Monday and I flew out on the Thursday. 

Here are some thoughts that occurred to Ian and I this week for you to peruse in the meantime.

Many people say that you need to hear a sermon to be fed, or go to church on a Sunday but it struck me the other day that Jesus said his food was to do the will of God (John 4:34). Have we got it the wrong way round?

As we have been doing the garden this week it has been stimulating conversation regarding the Parable of the Sower. So often Missionaries get sent in and sow seed into the area they feel they are called to and sometimes the ground is not ready, it needs digging over and preparing before putting seed into it. Seeds need to be planted in the right kind of soil, at the right time in order for them to germinate. Some people are also just called to be the diggers, getting the soil ready for the sowers.

When the Israelites went into the Promised land they ate from vineyards they had not planted and from fields they had not sown, in fact they ate the produce that the enemy had prepared for themselves. Just a thought!

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