As a minister of the Gospel, I’ve had my share of grief when losing a loved one. Witnessing the departing of a family member, preforming a eulogy, or perhaps assisting with funeral arrangements is one of the most difficult tasks anyone can be challenged with.
In moments like these, it never fails to remind us how fragile we are. How like a gust of wind - we are but one breath away from our eternal travels. The Bible teaches us that from “dust we came, and dust we shall return.” And, since dust is so important in housing the human spirit it would seem important to consider that dirt does really matter.
Your body is like soil to a garden, and God’s Word is like a seed to a gardener. Whenever God’s Word is planted in your heart it will produce good fruit. But, when the worries of life choke that Word it becomes unfruitful. Don’t allow for the circumstances of this lifetime to produce thorns and thistles in your spiritual journey. Be fertile, be fruitful because Dirt really does matter!
20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”