Bible Text: “For this people’s heart has grown dull, their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; so that they might not look with their eyes and listen with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn- and I would heal them”.
Matthew 13. 10-17
The reason why man does not understand fully the message of Jesus Christ is that he is living in the situation of sin. It is the situation of Adam and Eve right after the fall. Outside paradise, the voice of God became totally strange to them and human heart has grown dull. His life is far away from God that the word of God seems non sense for him.
Parables reminded us of man’s life in paradise. It is a life is full of peace, happiness and abundance. He wants to bring us back to our original situation. Parables lead us to the kingdom of God where we will be in the presence of God once again. We need healing of our spiritual woundedness. He wants to bind the brokenness of our hearts. He wants to carry us once again on His shoulders to restore paradise in our hearts.
Parables invite us to make the most important decision in life. It is a decision of faith. We have to open our hearts once again. We have to believe in the wisdom of God. We have to embrace the words of Jesus. We have to trust that He is the source of life. We have to believe that He can heal of selfishness. We have to believe that He can restore our broken relationships. What we need is a leap of faith.
Let us beg Jesus for the gift of wisdom to believe that Jesus is the source of life.