Parable of the Sower
By Mrs. Susana Kwock, 4A Teacher
The fourth graders recently read the Parable of the Sower in Religion class and Jesus’ explanation of the story. The students studied the story together, acted it out, and drew a picture to help them remember the parts of the story and what they mean. Finally, the students were able to individually tell the story using just their pictures to help them. Ask a fourth grader to tell you the parable and you will learn how a sower went out to sow some seeds.
Some seeds landed on the path and were eaten by birds. The birds represent Satan and how he carries God’s Word away before it can be planted in the hearts of some people. Then some of the seeds fell in hard ground and couldn’t grow very tall which represents those who lose their faith when hardships in life spring up. Some seeds fell in thorns and were choked which represents those people who are too concerned with riches and other things in life to grow in their faith. Finally, some seeds land in fertile soil and grow into beautiful plants. This represents those people who keep their hearts open to God’s Word and can continue to grow in faith.