Dozens of pilot whales found themselves in dangerously shallow water in Florida’s Everglades National Park yesterday. Rescuers tried to herd the whales back out to deeper water, but the creatures were not cooperating. At least 10 of the whales have died, and the rest are in danger of perishing because they ventured into water that was too shallow.
In the parable of the sower (Matthew 13), Jesus teaches that if the word of God takes root in a heart that is too shallow, it will not grow. It is up to us to cultivate a life of spiritual depth. We do this as we obey God’s word and to put it into practice in a life of worship and service. Those whose lives are too shallow are in danger of spiritual death.