The Wheat and the chaff

Wheat choked by weeds with a craquelure filter

The Wheat and the Weeds

Jesus told a parable (an illustrating story) about a farmer that spreads his wheat seeds on different types of ground. The wheat that lands on the path is trampled and doesn’t grow at all. The wheat that lands on the stony ground springs up quickly and dies in the rays of the sun because it has no root. Then there’s the wheat that springs up and grows until weeds grow up and strangle it.

Jesus explained that the weeds that strangled the wheat were the worries of the world taking the joy of the Christians that let them.

It’s a good parable, and I can tell you that I have related to each of the kinds of soil at different times in my life. Whether you are a Christian or not if you let the cares and worries of each day wrap you up and take you away from your larger goals, then you won’t produce- You’ll wilt and die.

The last kind of soil Christ described was good soil and the wheat seed that fell there produced 100 times what was sown. Impressive. I hope to be that kind of wheat, and I hope that your week is like that too.

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7 Responses to The Wheat and the chaff

  1. Lori says:

    Do I sense a series coming? This is wonderful. Thanks for putting that picture in place that speaks a thousand words.

  2. Not bad. Did you find reference?

    • doodlehoose says:

      I looked up about a lot of images online for the wheat and then had to combine and renegotiate different pics so that it wouldn’t be a direct translation. I found reference for the weeds but then kind of made them up because the internet image was hard to see.

  3. Kathy Brenner says:

    Love that story and love the way you used it! Nice words to start a week with, Thanks for that 🙂

  4. Marla says:

    I certainly can relate to the various types of plantings. Somedays, I can even attest to being the weed, that’s when I hit my knees and ask once again for His forgiveness. 🙂 Talk about crazy. Wonderful piece of artwork.

    • doodlehoose says:

      It is hard when you’re reading a story and thinking that you understand the motivation of the bad guy more than the hero. Thank God for forgiveness and even repentance (although that admitting you’re wrong part is a lot less fun than the forgiveness part).

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