You may have noticed that there haven’t been any Full of Years blogs lately. Here’s what’s been going on….
So you know, I had run out of the kind of thoughts that source these blogs. I couldn’t find in my soul the kinds of observations that I have hoped might benefit you. All that was coming to mind were angry comments about our distressing national governance. That didn’t seem to be the kind of content that would match your hopes or needs. As I assessed what was happening, it felt like I would only be adding to the possible stressors already pounding at your door.
Basically, I stopped writing because I had stopped thinking.
This past Sunday, that all changed. In her sermon that day, one of our congregation’s pastors, Shelly Satran, unpacked the familiar Parable of the Sower to present some new wisdom that I had missed all these years. (We are a blessed congregation: Our other pastor, Joe Yucha, also digs into Scripture in fresh ways that deeply honor the texts and bring their meanings into today’s world.)
Pastor Satran’s insights included this encouraging gem—I paraphrase here: We have been granted the gift of God’s word (seed). What has been planted has grown in our lives, so we get to be re-seeders of the word. Just as profligate as The Sower in casting Good News into our surroundings, we can expect that this seed has power to change lives. We are seed stewards, and so go about that sacred calling without worrying about soil/listeners.
That did it for me. I came home and found in my heart a number of blog kernels that I hope soon to harvest for your eyes and hearts.
Thanks for your patience and understanding during these weeks!