Isaiah 55: 10-11

Isaiah compares the meaning and sequence of natural events with the power of God’s creative word, which never fails to achieve its purpose. 

Romans 8: 18-23

Redeemed humanity and all of creation share in the hope of eternal glory. 

Matthew 13: 1-23

Seeds are scattered on the earth and fall on hard, poor and rich soil.  This process is compared with the proclamation of the reign of God.