Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way
Today's Morsel: One of the things I remember about growing up in the country was sitting and listening to the elders tell stories. Stories of the war. Stories of how they went to school. Stories of how they endured through the great depression. Stories of segregation. They told so many stories. I wish that I had written them all down. Jesus was a story teller. He often shared through parables, stories with an earthly basis to share with his follower a heavenly meaning. When he told His parables, it captured their hearts and attention that they were often times amazed. John even shared with us a story of what he saw in heaven. He said, "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Revelation 12:7-11). "One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts", the psalmist said (Psalms 145:4). Do you have a testimony of how you have overcome since Jesus found you? It's a story worth telling.
Sing: Tell me the story of Jesus, write on my heart every word, Tell me the story most precious, sweetest that ever was heard; Tell how the angels in chorus sang as they welcomed His birth, Glory to God in the highest! Peace and good tidings to earth.
Thought for Today: Some people have become rich telling stories. Why not tell yours!