Imagine if the plow last Spring was lazy—just wanted to stay in the shed and not have to push its pointed tip against the soil. There would be no seed; there would be no harvest for us to give thanks to God for on Thanksgiving.
God’s Word is like seed, falling into the soul as though the soul were soil. Like the plow, we need to do work, loosening the soul’s soil. Once that is done, the Word of God simply drops into our hearts, ready to have our lives become more like Christ, the Word of God.
In days of old, plows were pulled by beasts of burden with a yoke around their necks. Let’s be yoked with Christ who is pulling our “plow” with us! He said, “My yoke is easy and my burden light!” Matthew 11:30
On Sundays we follow the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
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