07 Feb


“This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” (Mark 4:26-29 NIV)

There is much we do not know, nor understand; God’s power creates in the dark womb of time and space. Seeds incubate beneath the surface of the earth, their growth emerging when time and atmospheric conditions are ripe.

“As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV)

May you believe that in the deep, dark, and earthy places of your life, God is still at work transforming and forming. The harvest is coming.

Original artwork: “Underneath,” Bethany Tippin, 2020.

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