Sermon: “Do You Know Your Farmer?” by Pastor Sarah Merchant
Scripture: Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23
Theme: Seeds fall in so many cracks of this parable. And Jesus explains how and why some blossom and others can never live into their potential. While I always like to look at what we as humans can take from these stories, I’m compelled to look a different direction this time, especially in light of Ps 65 which extols God for God’s abundant outpouring of goodness, nurturing, life-giving support, and the basic needs that we take for granted. So what does Jesus’ famous seed story say about God? If we tease this out, how does it change the perspective about us as humans, our agency and roles to play.