SOILS AND SEEDS

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Good soil can grow the weakest seeds

Amidst the threats of fearsome winds,

Angry rains,

Scorching suns,

And cruel pests

II

Good seeds can be killed by bad soil

Despite the help of the bounteous air,

Gentle rains,

Reasonable suns,

And thoughtful pests

III

Farmers have influence but

Can use all tricks in agricultural bibles

Vary fertilisers

Use muscles like donkeys to work

But can never live in the underworld

Where seeds are housed and transformed

In order to develop bodies to show

On the surface of the earth

Except they chose the journey of no return

In futility 

Because eyes, like all others seize to function

IV

One can only pray that good seeds

Meet good soils

And get good hands to tend to them

When they pierce through the earth

I guess even luck is a blessing of strength

Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c) 2015

7 thoughts on “SOILS AND SEEDS

  1. Matthew 13New International Version (NIV)

    The Parable of the Sower
    13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

    10 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”

    11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables:

    “Though seeing, they do not see;
    though hearing, they do not hear or understand.
    14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:

    “‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
    you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
    15 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
    they hardly hear with their ears,
    and they have closed their eyes.
    Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts
    and turn, and I would heal them.’[a]
    16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.

    18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

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  2. Where I live, in the desert, all soil has to be worked before it can be good enough to grow a crop. I feel that God has done that for me, worked the soil of my heart so His seeds of faith can grow. Your words are haunted with struggle.

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