Reading: Mark 4:1-41 NIV
[1] Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. [2] He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: [3] “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. [4] As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. [5] Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. [6] But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. [7] Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. [8] Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.” [9] Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

Thought: This week we will probably go through all sorts of experiences and situations – some hard and barren, some joyful and fruitful but wherever we go we sow seed – what do we expect to grow from our life this week?

Prayer: Lord, help us to sow the good seed of your word and your love wherever we are this week