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Chapter 3: The Gardener Is the Garden

Luke 10

1 After these things the Lord appointed
other seventy also, and sent them
two and two before his face
into every city and place,
whither he himself would come.

2 Therefore said he unto them,
“The harvest truly is great,
but the laborers are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,
that he would send forth
laborers into his harvest.”

3 “Go your ways:
behold, I send you forth
as lambs amongst the wolves.”

4 ”Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes:
and salute no man by the way.”

5 “And into whatsoever house ye enter,
first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’”

6 “And if the son of peace be there,
your peace shall rest upon it:
if not, it shall turn to you again.”

16 “He that heareth you heareth me;
and he that despiseth you despiseth me;
and he that despiseth me
despiseth him that sent me.”

17 And the seventy returned again with joy,
saying, “Lord, even the devils
are subject unto us through thy name.”

18 And he said unto them..

20 “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not,
that the spirits are subject unto you;
but rather rejoice, because your names
are written in heaven.”

21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit,
and said, “I thank thee, O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
that thou hast hid these things
from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes:
even so, Father; for so it seemed
good in thy sight.”

22 “All things are delivered to me
of my father: and no man knoweth
who the Son is, but the Father;
and who the Father is, but the Son,
and he to whom the son will reveal him.”

Once upon a time, two explorers came to a clearing in the jungle. It was a beautiful place: thousands and thousands of flowers were blossoming. One of the explorers said, “There must be a gardener tending these flowers, looking after this plot.” He was a believer.

The other disagreed and said, “I don’t see any gardener here. I don’t even see anybody’s footprints. And there seems to be no point in making such a beautiful garden in such a dense and deep forest. Who will come to look? Who will enjoy these flowers? Nobody ever passes by. No, there is no gardener. The whole garden is just an accident.”

They argued. The second was an unbeliever, a skeptic. But there was no way to decide who was right, so they pitched their tent and waited for seven days.

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