March 13, 2019 
 
Good Morning Trinity,  

It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the new year and now here we are closing in on Easter. We are doing something special this year by having what we are calling our Easter Celebration. We are having 4 weeks of combined services starting at 10:30AM every Sunday starting on March 31 with the Cantata “Who Do You Say That I Am,” and continuing to Easter on April 21. This 4 week Easter Celebration gives us all an excellent opportunity to invite our family, friends and neighbors to hear about our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It’s a great way to usher in Easter 2019. Here is your scripture reading and devotion for the week.  

In this parable of the talents as in other parables Jesus uses currency to make a point, but please understand the parable is not about money. There is really no difference between the 5 talents, the 2 talents, or 1 talent. What was given to the servants was according to their ability. The Lord didn’t give them more than they could handle. What we are really looking at here is the difference between the good servants and the wicked servant.  

The good servants took what their Lord had trusted them with and had made double of what they were given. The one servant who started with 5 talents went and traded with them and made another 5 talents for a total of 10. The other servant who started with 2 talents did the same and ended with 4. Now, for just a moment, let’s forget we are speaking of talents and let’s replace the talents with seeds. I know many of you who are reading this devotion were raised on a farm or are still living on a farm. If you are one of those who knows farming, please be patient with me if I make a mistake in my analogy here. But in speaking of seeds let’s look at corn. If you were to plant 2 kernels of corn in the ground what, through the grace of God would you get? You would get a corn stalk with 2 possibly 3 ears of corn on it. Now ask yourself how many kernels of corn on each ear. What was accomplished by the planting of the seed? More than you could possibly imagine.  

If you are a good servant what is your Lord expecting you to do with the talents He has given you? If we are obedient to His calling can we expect to double what He has given us or like the kernel of corn is it beyond our imagination? I don’t think that I would be going out on a limb to say, that what the Lord has given you is worthy to be shared with others.  
Good Servants, it’s up to us. Good Servant, it’s up to you. Do you hide what God has given you or are you the one to plant the seeds. Jesus said to His disciples “look the fields are white for harvest.” Trinity, you need to plant. Then the Lord will make them grow. Beloved, what you have is worth sharing.
 
God Bless
Pastor Dave