Exodus 36-38; Mark 4:1-20

And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted! ~ Mark 4:20

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about God, between reading today’s lesson and having this baby growing inside of me, it’s that God is in the details.  Yesterday, we got to see our daughter for the first time in detail; from her little hands—which she kept putting in front of her face—to her little toes, to the different chambers of her heart, to her brain, and even her kidneys.  I knew the books I’d been reading said that she was developed, but there’s something different about seeing it for myself.  Just in the way she moved and interacted with us, my husband and I agree that she already has my personality.

This verse in Mark really stood out to me, because it’s a lot like being told you’re pregnant.  At the beginning, you don’t see or feel anything, so you’re taking it by faith that a son or a daughter is really growing inside your tummy.  Now that I’m 20 weeks along, more and more people say to me how they can see her (well, see my tummy), but it didn’t start with their taking it to heart and cultivating something new.  It started with me.  And that’s what these verses are teaching us today.  When God gives us a Word—as He gave to Moses in detail about how to build the Tabernacle, Ark, and even down to the lampstands—or about how a baby girl will grow inside of us, it is our job to hear His Word, accept it as Truth, and let it produce something amazing in our lives.

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3 responses to “Exodus 36-38; Mark 4:1-20

  1. kathy (klueh)

    I like the spiritual comparison of the Holy Spirit’s work within us to pregnancy. I am excited for you and your family…

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  3. I totally agree! The details of life, both physical and spiritual, are intricate and amazing. When I was pregnant (32 years ago, wow!) we could not even tell what a baby looked inside the womb. I was just ecstatic to hear the heartbeat on the monitor. So I had to wait for the mystery of my baby growing inside to become the anticipated, surprise birthday present. But I remember her birth, counting her fingers and toes, touching her thick, black hair, and kissing her warm, chubby face. All this wonderful working in secret by God revealed in a heartbeat, a moment of time. And even the earthly vessel, her precious little body, could not compare to the spirit of this child as she opened her eyes and saw me and I saw her. That moment was a revelation of the mystery of a human soul.

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