Doodle #123, Plowing the Still Hard Soil

The drawing prompt for today is the word plow. The task was to draw something with a lot of shadow. I live near Lancaster, PA so I thought of a plow. The title of my primarily pen and ink drawing is “This Old Plow.” The Amish in Lancaster still use horse drawn plows to till the soil. It is interesting to watch as the farmer urges his team up and down  the fields. As the team moves along the plow digs deep gouges in the field,  The farmer can then go back and plant the seeds, which will spout into this years crop.

Today’s message is a simple one. As Christians we need to remember that God does the plowing of the heart. Our responsibility is to plant the seeds into the fertile soil then leaves the rest up to God to take care of. The sad thing for me as with all farming some seeds never sprout, others sprout but are not firmly planted so they do get the nutrients they need to grow and still others miss the mark and have soil to latch onto. Sound familiar it should. It is a paraphrase of the Parable of the Sower, Matthew 13:1-23.

 

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