This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.
Do plants grow at night too? Of course! The Teacher is always right! After all, it’s His design to begin with!
Today even scientists know plants have two distinct cycles for growth. In sunlight, they produce food from light and carbon dioxide. At night, they use what was made during the day to grow.
This is exciting because the Teacher isn’t simply talking about plants. This is the way it is in the kingdom of God! He’s talking about us!
Is it possible that the word of God is growing in our hearts even as we sleep? Are we actually becoming more like the Teacher both night and day?
Don’t doubt it, simply because you can’t explain it! The Teacher said it – night and day!
Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.
Here is a mysteriously wonderful thought! It isn’t just plants that grow at night from what they absorb during the day!
We spend our day conscious of the presence of the Teacher, paying attention to His words and thinking about becoming more like Him?
Then at night while we lose consciousness in restful sleep, what we absorbed during the day continues to sprout and grow in our hearts!
Sounds like we can be students of Jesus 24 hours a day!
Night and Day!
Why not? Even though as He says - we can’t explain it!