The Master Sower
One fine evening, as the birds chirped in their nest and the villagers strolled in the calm wind, Lord Jesus occupied his seat on a boat near a seashore. As the water rippled under the moonlight, He initiated his parable (A story told by Jesus in the book of Mathew Chapter 13:3-9 through which he teaches and illustrates moral lessons and principles.)
“Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. 8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
One of the amazing things about parables is they have direct meaning and underlying meaning. The underlying meaning here is that the sower is God and the seeds are human. And the various conditions in which seeds are thrown is the situation we face in life and how that molds us. And the direct meaning would be very simple, the farmer sows’ seeds that grow into a crop considering the climatic conditions.
Lord has adorned India with the gift of rich nutritious soils which gives rise to nutritious crops. The farmers here put in large efforts to grow high-quality crops, it’s a privilege to be born on such a lush land. We have the weapon of intellect and technology to extract all the benefits from mother nature, and we are thankful to be provided with all of it. As Jesus’s parable promotes this is the Kingdom of God and it starts from an individual which further dwells to be a community. That’s what Sower’s Secret struggles to do, to bring high-quality food products for every resident of this land