This line from the song “All Good Gifts” (Godspell), reminds us of one of our responsibilities especially when we are out in the world. I was reading this morning, and came across a passage in Mark (Mk. 4:26-29) that I honestly could recall having read before (I know I have read the words, but it just jumped out at me as something new).
26 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 27 and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. 28 For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
This is our story, that we should be the sowers of the seed (the Kingdom of God) in our travels. We don’t know how the grain grows, but we plant and try our best to prepare for the harvest to come.