Walking the turtle is a kind of present-day parable akin to growth of the mustard seed and the rising of yeast. In order to move in time with the reign of God, we need to take time. Seeds, when warmed by the earth and surrounded with nutrients, take time to break apart so the new growth can sprout. Then more time is needed for a plant or tree to flourish. Rushed seeds do not yield good fruit. We do not yield good work when we move at breakneck speed. We are healthier and more fruitful when we take it slow.
This excerpt is from the Bible study, “Slow Faith” by Liv Larson Andrews in the November 2015 Gather magazine. Today we remember Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, pastor in North America, who died in 1787.
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