Here is a piece of poetry inspired by Luke 8:4-15. I wrote this as I was studying for my upcoming sermon that I will be preaching on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, on this passage.
The stories that our Savior told,
unlike sweet scripts from modern fold
those pictures that our preachers mold,
parables will do a thing more bold.
Good preachers like to make it clear,
but Jesus would those secrets steer
only to hearts that have an ear:
parables are heard by those who hear.
Sown seed: God's Word, so rest assured
a heart that's hard is what's referred
when on trodden path lands the word,
parables are snatched up by a bird.To stony ground some seed will flystart quickly, growing toward the skyno root is there so by and by
parables in shallow hearts will die.On thorny ground with weeds in playovergrown lusts put on displaywith other loves fed day by dayparables will soon get choked awayBut many seeds land in good soiltake root and grow without recoilthe sower cares not for wearied toilparables will not always spoil.Good dirt has room for seed's new shoottilled, watered, and manured suitso in the heart God's Word takes rootparables produce abundant fruit.Dual purpose: sown word to the field.For many its truth has been concealed,but those who have produced a yieldparables were God's word revealed.
I hope this is helpful and enlightening.