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The Importance of Deep Roots of Faith

Last weekend I spent quite a few hours in my yard mowing and pulling weeds. It was good work to get my hands dirty. As I was working I was thinking and praying. I got to one section of weeds and they were pulling up out of the ground very easily. I mean, I barely touching them and they pulled right up out of the ground.

It got me thinking of the passage in Matthew 13 (in other Gospels as well) where Jesus tells the parable of the sower. The parable is a story about faith in people's live. Jesus compares the seed of the sower to people's faith, and he describes what happens when faith comes to people in different circumstances. You can read the entire parable here.

In one part of the story Jesus talks about seed that falls on rocky soil. He says that this seed does not survive and produce fruit because it has no root in the soil. Later, as he explains his story to the disciples, he tells them, "20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word an…