Jesus loved to give agricultural examples to His disciples and in his stories. One of my favorites is when He contrasted the different types of soil that that hear the message of the kingdom. I enjoy a bit of gardening and it’s fun to see how just adding a bit of water and sunlight to plants causes them to flourish.
There’s nothing like sweet home-grown tomatoes and this year they provided a perfect illustration of those Bible verses.
A few months ago we bought a little tray of 6 baby tomato seedlings. In the video below, you can see for yourself what a difference soil can make. The other difference is that the huge tomato plant was directly in the ground which allowed the roots to go down deep into the soil.