Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sprouts Gone Wild

I recently re-discovered potatoes from last year that had sprouted in Grandma’s basement. I hauled them out for the garbage truck to take away tomorrow. As I disentangled the “sprouts gone wild” from the nearby metal shelving and plastic bag of Christmas decorations, I appreciated the pervasive energy of life in these little vines.

The potatoes had been put in the basement and kept in the dark to preserve them. Yet they could not resist reaching out to the light, and using all that was in them to spread out.

One of my favorite Bible verses is Deuteronomy 32:47a: "For it [God’s word] is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life.”

Sometimes we’re tempted to stay in the dark and preserve our safe world. But God’s Word doesn’t let us stay there. That pervasive energy of life will not allow us to be idle, but causes us to reach out to The Light, which is Christ, and use all that is in us to share God’s Word and ways with others.

May God’s Word sprout in you, and be your life. God bless….

Millie McNabb, BA, BMus

Strategies and support for parents who are intentionally raising children to become Christian adults.

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