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ACORNS?

Someone once said, “Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.” That I find is a mystery to be pondered for sure. 

Still yet I find an even greater mystery for pondering: So numberless are the acorns born each year yet all do fall. Countless acorns are gathered by the beasts of the trees, the beasts of field, and the birds of the air. Acorns unnumbered that are carried away and then, they are no more.

Still yet are the untold acorns that fall to the ground and are never to be found. These lost untold acorns die, rot, and then return to dust of the earth from which they came.

Still yet there are the numbering of acorns that fall to the ground, that do not enter the earth, and yet still they die. In the spring when the rains come these acorns sprout up with new life and push upward to the heavens. Yet when the sun beats down on them in the summer drought, they wither, and death wins. For they are the numbered that have no root deep into the earth. For these numbered did not feed upon the nutrients of the earth nor have they drank fully of the water of life. For these who are the counted also die and return to dust of the earth from which they came.

Still yet are the acorns, the few, that fall to the ground, enter the earth and die. When the spring rain comes these few rise up with new life, and push upward to the heavens as their roots dig downward deep into the earth. Yet when the sun beats down, in the summer drought they do not wither. These few filled with new life have roots dug down deep into the earth to feed upon nutrients of the earth and drink freely of the water of life. As years upon years past, storms come, flood waters rise and fall, yet the years of drought pass by, these few with new life keep growing on. Massive oaks they have become producing much fruit and always growing upward till their purpose has been made full. Then they also die and return to the dust of the earth from which they came. 

 Still yet I find this to be a mystery: So is it also the same with a man? 

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13 thoughts on “ACORNS?

  1. awomansaved on said:

    You know it is the same for man because Jesus teaches it to be so in the parable of the sower in Matthew. 😉 As I read this I couldn’t help but think of this parable. Well done Sweet Aroma!

    • Soft Petals, As I have commented to our other sister in Christ yes it is a take on that parable and it does put an end to a debate with people asking: What do you mean? So I ask does a blind squirrel find an acorn or not or is it maybe? That is your the answer to finding God it is all up to your freewill. So to finish: I say even a blind acorn finds a squirrel once in a while. May the hope of Christ keep you in His peace as you begin each day with His smile upon your face, Amen. 🙂

  2. trusthismercy,Christine Lammermann on said:

    Exactly the words of Our Lord in the parable of the sower .It is just the same with man, and I love your thoughts and every word Dear James! Thank you for sharing, and may Our Beloved Lord shower you with Graces!

    • Christine, Yes it is a take on that parable with a twist of Solomon thrown in just because! 🙂 It is one I use when atheist want to debate, I dislike debates. Sweet sister the one whom our Lord whispers to peace be with you, Amen.

      • trusthismercy,Christine Lammermann on said:

        And to you my Dear Brother! we are so much alike, I do not like debates either, because the other site is mostly to stubborn,and I will remember that, when another Soul comes, and want to ” convert ” me to their beliefs!

        I am so grateful for you every day my special Brother whom the Lord loves so very much!

        Love,Peace and Abundant Blessings be with you every Moment of your Life!

  3. Yes, it is the same with man. As Christine said, Matthew 13 talks about the sower and 4 different places the seed fell. Thanks for this really cool analogy! Love this blog! 🙂

  4. Enjoyed this new twist on the old parable. I guess a blind squirrel follows his sense of smell and finds the acorn. And maybe it’s so among people who don’t have the gospel presented to them directly; by following as the Spirit leads them, they can find their way to the Truth even though they don’t understand all the details. God frees Himself on all people.

    May He send you His blessings today, James.

    • Christine, You know I have a bit of a story teller in me and I have used this twisted parable a few times before, yet this was the first time I have written it down. The bad side of me always enjoys leaving people asking, “What did he say? Thank-you and God Bless.

  5. James,
    The parallel here with Jesus talking about the sower is unmistakable. I think a lesson taught is that we need to prepare ourselves to receive the Word of God. These are the nutrients that we must feed on to withstand the drought of the trials of life. God will then see to it that we receive the “waters of eternal life” and fulfill the purpose in life before we, too, die and return to the earth until Christ’s second coming.
    Betsy

    • Betsy, You are right also just as Christine Goodnough is correct in what she has read here. The one thing I have learned about the parables of Jesus is their is always more than one lesson to be learned from them. Like the blind Squirrel even I can find more than one acorn, with the help of the Holy Spirit. God Bless.

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