Recently, Michelle and I began planting grass in parts of our yard that needed attention. But before we could undertake that task, we had to remove incredible amounts of rock and debris from the ground. We found shards of glass, rusted car parts, discarded piping, and even more just below the surface of the soil. Though the topsoil seemed ready enough, as we tilled we realized that we needed to cleanse the ground before new life could occur.
Sometimes, in the life of faith, we also need to cleanse the soil of our lives before true development may occur. Though the surface appears ready for new growth, the remains of our broken dreams and shattered pasts sometimes litter the dirt beneath. We often need to first deal with those things before we can prepare for the kind of transformation that God has in store for us.
This Sunday we’ll hear Jesus’ parable of the different kinds of soil. As we hear that, I encourage you to consider where God must work to cleanse the soil of your life and of the life of our church before some new growth can happen. Our recent growth in numbers is a blessing, one that we want to ensure faithfully continues. Let’s ensure that the soil of CLC is ready for the work of God!
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