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Excerpt #3 Pastor Steve Wuori
Up in our area (Northern Alberta, Canada) we have a crop called canola, you don't see very much of it here, it is the tiniest little black speck of a seed you could ever imagine, and yet when you look at the plant that grows up about 3 feet high, roughly speaking, it is so thick you can't walk through it. It's a heavy thatch, it is a miracle that combines can take it at the end of the season. It better not be green either, because that combine would jam in no time, it is a heavy thick crop that is produced from the tiny little canola seed. Jesus speaks of the mustard seed, and we hear of the mustard seed ministry and other things. As we think about what a miracle it is, he says that when you consider what the Kingdom of God is like, he said it is like unto a seed of mustard, that when it is sown, and when it grows, it grows to be so great, that even the fowls of the air can lodge within the shadows of it, that mustard seed plant. Across the river (Mississippi) over here there is a beautiful park, I don't know the name of it exactly, but we walked through there and there are 50-60 foot oak trees. And I was thinking about that, that what a tiny little seed each of those trees started from. But they did not spring up over night, they grew and it took time. And we also have to remember that when the good seed of God's Word is sown, it takes time. Often it's reflected upon, that we can't sow and reap with the same hand, but have you ever tried? Have you ever thought that I will speak with someone, the result will be instantaneous, and I can reap the joy of seeing one that has been converted, been repentant right now. I have tried that and I have been disappointed to see that maybe my hand will never reap, my hand will never see or witness the results and it is important to recognize with your children too, that it takes time. And I guess if there is something that I have learned as a parent it is, do not overreact. Don't overreact! We are quick because we know exactly what is right. We will very quickly tell the child, they are wrong, and talking especially if you have older children now, but remember, the seed takes time to grow. But sow that seed within the hearts of the children.

And remember also that as you sow, as it is written by the Apostle Paul, he says, it is sown in weakness. He speaks there of the resurrection, but I believe it applies to the seed also, it is sown in weakness, but it is raised in power. And though you may feel that you are very weak as a sower to your children remember that it is raised in great power. And what a blessing it is when you see that none of your work is evident in that child's heart, but all the work of the good seed of the Word of God. What a blessing! What a rejoicing! What a time then, when we are able to see the hand of God working, even using those who sow in weakness in order that that seed might grow in great strength and power. "For the Son of man is come to save that which is lost." That is so simple a statement, but yet it defines why Jesus came.

Pastor Steve Wuori
Posted on 07 Oct 2009 by Pastor Orval Wirkkala
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