Matthew 13:1-3 NIV
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.  Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.  Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed…
Jesus explored what the Kingdom of Heaven looks like through parables, stories set in our daily lives with a twist. The key to hearing them is realising that he’s not speaking about a spiritual realm out there somewhere, a place above the clouds where God lives, or the place we go when we die, but about our world in the here and now looks like when people let God lead them.
Spirit, help us to hear Jesus’ stories not just as intriguing riddles but as powerful stories that speak into our daily lives. Help us to listen that we might learn to follow you today, Monday, as well as yesterday, Sunday, and see the difference you make on a daily basis in this life as well as the next.