The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.
Matthew 13:22 NIV
A poll released this past July revealed some things Canadians were worried about. More than 80 per cent of Canadian respondents said they believed prices will keep going up, and 59 per cent said they think Canada is in an economic recession. Flight cancellations, delays and long lineups had 53 per cent of Canadian respondents concerned about airport travel, while 43 per cent said they were not concerned and only three per cent said they were unaware of the problems.
Far too many Canadians suffer from chronic fatigue. Sometimes a lack of sleep is the result of a physical issue, or a chronic sleep disorder. But insomnia can also be caused by worry. All of us have lost sleep, more than once, because our mind has been racing with the cares and concerns of life. Jesus understood this and teaches us in Matthew 13:22: “The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.” Jesus understood how easily the worries of life can steal so much of our lives. That is why He commanded His disciples to not worry about tomorrow, for today has enough concerns of its own. Jesus never ignored the reality that in this world we carry concerns. But He also proved to His followers that He cared for them and they could cast their cares and concerns on Him. That’s why Peter would command in 1 Peter 5:7 that we are to “cast all our anxiety upon Jesus, because He cares for us.” What a privilege to bring our worries and concerns to Jesus. He will carry them for us.
These have been words from the heart.