“A Sower Goes Out” (Matthew 13: 3, ESV) by Carley Evans

“A sower went out to sow,” says Jesus.

The sower throws seed here and there, not knowing the state of the ground, not even knowing the location of each seed he tosses. He keeps sowing seeds. He isn’t carrying a hoe with him; he only has a sack filled with seeds. While sowing seeds, this sower worries not about the path, the birds, the rocky ground, the lack of soil, the sun, the thorns, or even the goodness of the soil. He is only sowing the seeds.

The sower keeps moving; he keeps sowing the seed.

“He who has ears, let him hear.” (Matthew 13: 9)

“Other seeds fall on good soil and produce grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” (Matthew 13: 8)

“A sower went out to sow.”