Bible Cake Collaboration - Parable of the Sower
This is my entry in the Bible Story Cake Collaboration.
I chose the Parable of the Sower
3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
The four soils that are described in the parable are represented. Thorns (bottom left of cake), the rocks (top left), the road where birds ate the seeds (middle of cake), and the good soil where it gave plenty of fruit (right side of cake). This parable is mentioned in three of the gospels, Matthew 13:1-9; Mark 4:1-20 and Luke 8:4-15.
I chose this parable because it shows the believers in Christ as the sower. It is our responsibility to sow the seed of the gospel wherever we go. God will do the watering and the growing of that seed that we plant.