A Time to Sow

February 15, 2016

On the first Sunday of Lent Rev. Andy Greenhow brings us a word from Nehemiah 2:1-20 entitled “A Time to Sow.” Throughout the season of Lent at BSM we will be looking life cycle and tending to the earth as well as looking closer at the seasons in our lives. There is a time in our life where we must sow, or put things into the ground. This is a time of risk because we’re not always sure of what’s going to happen once we sow. Nehemiah in our scripture lesson does with his desire to go to Jerusalem and rebuild its walls even though he has never been there and he can’t be sure of what’s going to take place when he undertakes this endeavor. Nehemiah had those in his life who were able to confirm that what he wanted to do was from God, but he also had haters. Whenever we try and sow, there will always be people who tell us we will not be able to do what God has called us to do. It’s in these moments that we must have courage to trust the call God has placed on our lives. What are you called to sow?