Loch Rusky near Callander, Trossachs National Park, Scotland.      https://www.facebook.com/SpectacularScotland

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
James 4:14 (NASB)

“Man, who is born of woman,
Is short-lived and full of turmoil.
“Like a flower he comes forth and withers.
He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.
Job 14:1-2 (NASB)

Photo by Jason Long on Unsplash

In the early 1970s I was just a wee lad and my entire world was the streets and countryside around Dundonald, a Fife mining village. Coal was still king, as often seen by the many tendrils of smoke twisting their way heavenward each morning and evening. A few doors away was a football ground which had  banks around the pitch for spectators made of coal shingle from the pit. This black aggregate was warm in the summer months and sprouted many wild flowers, amongst which was hundreds of Dandelions. I remember the gentle pleasure of blowing the flower heads and watching the seed heads drifting into the blue sky, and being chastised by the groundsman if he caught me spreading their seeds. It was this distant past that I remembered as I was reading our verse from Job 14 : 1-2 this morning.

In my meditation I saw myself as a Dandelion sprouting on the warm ground, growing and reaching heavenward. My life flowers for a short season on earth compared to the vast Eternity before me. When my summer days are done like the Dandelion I will surrender myself to the winds of time, trusting that the my written seeds of His Gospel will find rest in another soul. Who really knows how far the seeds of the Gospel will fly and,  how many Heavenly flowers will flourish from them?

Dear reader, our life on this world is but a fleeting moment, a vapor on the waters of time. If you know and love Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you are going to Heaven someday. In the time you have before that glorious day share your Good News, spread your Gospel Seeds on the wind. But if you are not a believer in Jesus yet, and want to go to Heaven I recommend this video message for you today. Finally be encouraged and act now, time is short.


17 thoughts on “Gospel Seeds

  1. What beautiful and eloquent word imagery for our spent life, “like the Dandelion I will surrender myself to the winds of time, trusting that the my written seeds of His Gospel will find rest in another soul.” That can be a prayer too.

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  2. Thank you dear brother. What a powerful and incredibly post. God is using I believe the pens ie computers of His Children to touch and encourage His Beloved world-wide ,As He leads please keep posting. What a powerful God Blessing you have sown today.
    I have only reached the 1960’s in my Shafts of Gold Memoir on how God has led my life but I believe He spoke through your Post,,,,,,,
    ,,’keep writing, Every bit is important!’
    I need to get to the 1970’s and what has happened in him since I really came to KNOW HIM and not just about HIM.
    Thank God for Billy Graham and His impact on my family in the 1950’s I was nine when he came to my community in OZ.

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      1. I hope you don’t mind, but I have shared your post on my blog today. I was really struck by the image of spreading gospel seeds from your post, and wanted to share it more widely. You are a very talented writer, and one using your gifts for the glory of God. Have a great weekend!

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      2. Thank you Andy, you are very welcome to use anything from my blog…it belongs to Him!
        Please pray for me as I consult NHS 24 about my worsening back spasms.


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