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16 June 2024

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One of the Old Testament readings this week is from Ezekiel 17. Here are a few verses from it: v22 ‘“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. v23 On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches.”’ So when Jesus taught in parables about seeds and plants providing shade for the birds, his Jewish listeners may well have made the connection with Ezekiel and Daniel who both use this imagery. The first parable in Mark 4 is explained: the sower’s seed lands in different places (the path, rocky ground and good soil etc). You probably know it. In the third Kingdom parable (aka the mustard seed) the birds find shelter in the shade of the branches of what is actually a large shrub, garden plant, or vegetable! It’s an amusing picture really. The point is that in God’s order of things (the Kingdom) a tiny seed produces great growth. What we do in His name, no matter how seemingly insignificant, can and will bring growth. The second seed parable in between two (Mark 4:26-29) is only found in this gospel. It’s the key to the whole chapter really. When it comes to Kingdom matters, the sower of the seed here has no idea how it all happens - it grows whether he is asleep or awake “all by itself.” Let’s not strive in our own ability to make God’s reign visible in our lives. As we are open to his Kingdom life and love, we ourselves will also grow into Jesus’ image, reflecting his character, compassion, healing and new creation life Paul writes about in 2 Corinthians 5.

I would like to express my gratitude to our preachers Mike, Richard and Sean for their sharing with the BBPC family during my study leave. You are greatly appreciated. Our (Sheilagh and my) Sabbatical term at Westminster College Cambridge UK in 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID outbreak. I have finally taken half of that study leave, and we will take the remainder later this year. Thank you for your support and prayers.

Blessings and Peace,


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