Today's paasage: 2 Chronicles 17-18; Luke 8:1-25
In our NT parable about the seed being sown it's important to note that though we are responsible to sow the seed, we are not responsible for the ground it falls on or whether or not it takes root. Emphasizing the reverse, though we are not responsible for the soil or whether or not the seed takes root, we are responsible to sow the seed of the Word of God.
The miracle of the calming of the storm hit me as well. So often we're so used to reading about all the miracles that we hardly even notice them. But putting myself in their position, in the midst of the raging storm - and suddenly, at the word of Jesus, the calm is immediate. That would have been amazing, and probably a bit frightening! What a powerful God we serve!
Tomorrow's passage: 2 Chronicles 19-20; Luke 8:26-56