Growing seed

Mark 4.26-29

The realm of God is as if
someone would scatter seed on the ground

             God, I feel scattered…
             Perhaps you have scattered me here…

and would sleep and rise night and day

             How might I die and rise
             night and day after night and day?…

and the seed would sprout and grow,
the sower does not know how.

          I do not know, or need to know
             how your grace works in me, to grow in grace.

The earth produces of itself

             This is not my doing;
             it is a gift, pure gift.

first the stalk, then the head,
then the full grain in the head.

             Transformation is slow and gradual.
             Help me discern, and trust, and be patient.

But when the grain is ready to give,
at once the sower sends the sickle,
because the harvest has come.

             Abundant One, harvest me.
             Send me. I am ready to give.

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
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