Sower and the Soils

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Sculpture scene of Christ’s parable of the “Sower & the Soils” depicted in Mark 4:2-20. The sculpture depicts the parable, thus the crows, stony ground, thorns and thistles choking out the seed in this tabletop statue. The eight-foot monumental bronze sets at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Parable of the "Sower & the Soils" monumental bronze at the Billy Graham Library, Charlotte, NC

Tom White was honored to create an eight-foot bronze monumental sculpture scene of Jesus’ parable of the “Sower & the Soils”, depicted in Mark 4:2-20, which was dedicated for permanent placement at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 19, 2011.

Franklin Graham asked Tom to create a sculpture that would capture the ministry of sowing the seed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Tom wanted to capture both the Sower of the seeds and the condition of men’s hearts in response to the seed, as depicted in Christ’s parable — thus the crows, and stony ground, thorns and thistles choking out the seed, and the wheat (depicting the good harvest) on the base and at the feet of the Sower in this bronze monumental and tabletop statue.

Franklin and Dr. Graham considered it important that people understand that ANY man whose heart is submitted to God can be used, just as Dr. Billy Graham has been as a “Sower” of the Gospel all over the world.

It remains Tom’s hope that this sculpture will inspire men to become ‘fertile soil’ as they choose to receive the seed that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ… and that they go forth to spread that seed into the lives of others. (Mark 4:2-20).

“It was an honor and a joy to create the “Sower & the Soils” and especially to work with Franklin Graham and his stellar team of people whose hearts are devoted to spreading the Gospel.  Marcey and Tom were especially thankful to have met Dr. Billy Graham at the dedication.  It was especially a great joy to work with Donna Lee Toney, who has worked side-by-side with Franklin throughout the years of his ministry and who coordinated the Sower project.  She was the epitome of graciousness, professionalism and kindness throughout the process of creating and installing the Sower sculpture and has become a dear friend to Tom and Marcey. It is both an honor and a privilege to work with and to support the ministries of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse as they meet both the spiritual and physical need of hurting people around the globe.
…Tom & Marcey White