In Israel there are many shepherds looking after their sheep. These shepherds care for their sheep.
If one sheep is lost a shepherd will leave the rest of his sheep. He goes and searches for the lost one. If he finds it, he is very happy. In the same way God does not want to lose any one of His children. We are His children if we believe in Him. He loves each one very much. If even one of His people goes away from Him, He will search for that one until He finds him or her. Matthew 18:10-14 globalrecordings.net
The story of the seed has a hidden meaning. The seed stands for the Word of God.
The ground is like the people who hear God’s Word. Satan is like the birds. There are people who hear God’s Word, but Satan takes it away so they do not believe it. Some people hear God’s Word and they think it is good but when life gets hard, they blame God and go their own way. Other people hear God’s Word but the things of this world choke it. They do not obey it. However, some people hear the Word of God and obey it. They please God in this life and they gain everlasting life. Mark 4:10-20; Matthew 13:18-23 globalrecordings.net