Blueless Bonnets

bluebonnets1The Alcade (The Offical Publication of the Texas Exes) has reported an issue of major concern. Evidently Markus Houge, Program Coordinator for Irrigation and Water Conservation at the University of Texas, nearly fainted when he discovered a tainted patch of beloved bluebonnets. The flowers in questions have all the characteristics of a typical bluebonnet, except the hue isn’t blue.

The clue to the origin of the not so blue bluebonnet may lie in the unwelcome maroon color of the freshly blossomed flowers. UT believes this dastardly deed is the work of pranksters from Texas A&M who have sown their seed in the flower bed of the Texas faithful.

This is strikingly similar to one of Jesus’ parables: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while people were sleeping, his enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat, and left. When the plants sprouted and produced grain, then the weeds also appeared. The landowner’s slaves came to him and said, ‘Master, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?” The landowner replied: “An enemy did this,’ and he told his servants: “When you gather up the weeds, you might also uproot the wheat with them, so let both grow together until the harvest. At harvest time: Gather the weeds first and tie them in bundles to burn them, but store the wheat in my barn.”

The logical application is that good seed will yield a good harvest; however, evil seed will produce a crop of a different nature. Peter warned of this, when he said: “False prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.”

The principle of sowing and reaping is taught in the Bible. The principle is that you reap what you sow; later than you sow; and, more than you sow.

Hosea was applying this principle, when he said: Plow your fields, scatter seeds of justice, and harvest faithfulness. Worship me, the Lord, and I will send my saving power down like rain (10:12).

What seeds are you sowing?

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