Kazuo Ishikawa (Akita, Japan)
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The seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. - Matthew 13:23 (NIV)
One of our church members invited us to her farm to experience agriculture. We got up early one day to go to her farm to plant taros, a type of root vegetable. Several weeks later, we were invited back to check each taro we had planted and remove weeds around...
"God comes to the woman who feels in exile in her own marriage. To the man who grieves the loss of life dreams. To the child who lives on the street. To the parents who struggle to feed and clothe their children. To the one whose loneliness or depression intensifies every Christmas." Click to watch video.