Parable of the Day: Calling God’s Name

A man came to visit a farmer. The farmer’s relatives told him that the farmer was busy inspecting buildings in his backyard. The visitor walked around the entire yard but he couldn’t find the farmer. He asked the daily laborers where the master of the household was. They advised him to look in the garden. The visitor walked around the garden but he couldn’t find the farmer, so he decided to shout the farmer’s name. The farmer immediately called back from the vineyard and appeared in front of the guest.

“My friend, I couldn’t find you until you responded to my call,” the visitor said.

“You’ll never be able to find me if I don’t come to you,” the farmer replied. “If you’d called my name, I’d  have responded immediately and you wouldn’t have had to look for me.”

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