Our level of knowledge may have grown from Biblical times, but there are still enormous areas of our world and universe that we have no cue about…even the simple idea of a seed sprouting in the dirt. Sure, we may have the agronomy bit down…but why a seed does what it does, do we really know why and how for sure? And as this verse points out, we have nothing to do with it after its planted…it’s totally up to God to bring about the harvest. In another Parable to illustrate the Kingdom of God, Jesus told of a field that had been planted with good seed, but during the night the enemy had scattered weed seed among them…so both grew up together. Again we see that there is no way anyone can truly understand God’s workings. In explaining this Parable to His disciples, Jesus showed that the field was the world, the righteous were the wheat, and the wicked were the weeds…with God for now with-holding His judgment for the sake of the elect living among the unrighteous. Yes, there is so much we don’t understand about our world and the Kingdom of God. That’s because His Kingdom is both within our hearts and an everlasting Messianic Kingdom of glory to come…and our small minds don’t know how this can be. So what we do is trust and believe in the things we cannot understand.