Words of Life

Vern was incessant on picking up any small pebble or plant that he could find along the hard concrete road. If it was in anyway in his reach, it was in his mouth for at least a good tasting. After he would roll it around for a taste test, he would decide to either swallow it or drop it back on the road. It was just what he does.

Vern’s behavior of picking up stones reminds me of the parable of the sower. Jesus states in Mark 4:3-4 “Listen! Behold a sower went out to sow. And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it.”

The crowds of people listened intently to the parable but most didn’t understand what he was trying to say. Today, in our world there is a sower sowing for all to hear. Right now as you read the words that Jesus preached, the sower is sowing.

What happens to the word will depend on the softness of your heart and your willingness to take it in and mull it over. If you let the words fall to the ground without taking it in, the birds of the air, or Satan himself will pick it up and take it away.

Instead of letting it drop away without much thought, pick up your Bible and cultivate the word in your heart. You might be surprised at how impactful it can be in these unprecedented times.

As for Vern, hopefully with time, he will quit putting everything in his mouth. But for now, I can’t imagine what is mulling around in his mouth.

2 thoughts on “Words of Life

  1. Kathleen Aylor

    That’s a good lesson, Cora. Hope you and your family are doing well. We are doing okay. My sad news, though, is that Robin Ann and her family are having to move to Charlottesville, VA. We have been helping them for months. Scott’s job is directing this. Robin Ann is waiting now to hear about a high school teaching position in the public schools. I am so very sad about it even though I know God is in control. My heart is broken because I will miss her and the family so much. We might end of moving there because she is the one that we need to be close to. Oscar (my husband) went to school at UVA and is from Lynchburg, VA. So, he loves it there…and I do, too. But, right now we will be having to say good bye to them on Aug. 12th. They have sold their house and will close on that day. Well, please pray for them and for us, Cora. Thank you so very much. Love you, Kathleen

    On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 9:28 PM Life From the Perspective of a Frenchie wrote:

    > coradarrah posted: ” Vern was incessant on picking up any small pebble or > plant that he could find along the hard concrete road. If it was in anyway > in his reach, it was in his mouth for at least a good tasting. After he > would roll it around for a taste test, he would decide” >

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    1. coradarrah Post author

      Dear Kathleen, I am so sorry about the move your daughter is making. I totally understand if you feel you two need to move to be close to her. I have one daughter, Hannah that I haven’t seen since February. We are only seeing each other a couple of times a year and it makes me sad not to be able to spend time with her. I will definitely pray that Robin Ann can get a teaching position in a high school in Charlottesville. The blessing at this point is that you can move if it is what you are being called to do so. I will miss seeing you at Bible Study, but know we will continue to connect. Love you, Cora

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