Good Ground

One day I was driving home from grocery shopping. Suddenly two squirrels darted onto the road ahead of me. When the squirrels realized they were in danger, they stopped in the middle of the road. Then one squirrel continued running across the road and into the ditch. The other squirrel turned around and ran back across the road.

That reminds me of Christians I have met. Some continue serving God all their life. When they face hard times, they do not give up. But some Christians turn back and follow a life of sin again. I wonder why some people keep on following God while others turn back to sin.

In Luke, chapter 8, Jesus talks about seeds sown in different kinds of ground. Some seeds grew only a little. They are like people who stop following Jesus. Luke 8:15 tells us what happens when seeds are planted in good ground. “And what about the seed that fell on the good ground? That is like the people who hear God’s teaching with a good, honest heart. They obey and patiently produce a good crop.”

I hope that you are like the good ground. I hope that you will continue to love and follow God and do good things for God’s kingdom.