Filling Empty Vessels
And scripture enlightens us “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile”.
We call upon God
We Pray to Him
He promises to Hear our Prayer
We seek Him
We find Him
He declares that he will be found, if sought, with all our Heart
He will restore
He will bring back the exiles
He declares to give us a future and a HOPE.
Sow the seeds of Hope ~
the Empty Vessels in exile can be filled,
with the hope
that is our Blessed Savior –
Vessels in Rest
And Jesus said; “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”.
The Parable of the Sower
The Parable of the Sower
“Listen, Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded not grain And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”And he said, He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Vessels sowing seed know that it is the condition of the receiver’s heart that determines the fruitfulness of the seed. “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me”. (Psalm 51:10) “For the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart”. (1 Samuel 16:7)
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of many parables taught by Jesus. Beginning in the tenth chapter of Luke verses twenty five through thirty seven.
“And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it”. And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself”. And he said to him, “You have answered correctly: do this and you will live”. But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying “Take care of him, and whatever more your spend, I will repay you when I come back.” Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go and do likewise.”