pastorjohnb

Thoughts and musings on faith and our mighty God!

Small Seeds

2 Comments

Reading: Mark 4: 30-34

Verse 32: “Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants”.

Jesus begins today’s passage by setting the stage, asking, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like”? Before we start thinking of angels dancing around the throne, we need to realize that Jesus is speaking of the kingdom here on earth. He is speaking of the activity and reign of God in the here and now.

A mustard seed is the object lesson in today’s teaching by Jesus. It is a tiny little seed that grows into a huge plant, providing safe harbor for many birds. The idea of planting seeds connects back to what He just said in verses 26-29. There Jesus spoke of how we plant but it is God who makes them grow. Both of these teachings are, of course, not about real seeds. The parables are about planting seeds of faith.

Jesus was a great seed planter. He took twelve men and a small group of followers and He planted seeds of faith in them. He took time to plant seeds of faith in about everyone He met. It was just Jesus’ DNA. In turn, the disciples and followers of Jesus used the faith that grew from the seeds that Jesus planted and planted seeds in others. We are the continuation of this process. Someone took the time to plant seeds of faith in us and now that these seeds have grown into faith, we take our faith and go forth to be planters.

As we go out into the world today, may we be intentional about planting seeds of faith. Even though we plant seeds of faith as small as a mustard seed, God can grow that faith into something that one day may change the world. May we be faithful in our small role, trusting God with the rest. Amen.

2 thoughts on “Small Seeds

  1. FATHER , I THANK THEE FOR THE NIGHT AND FOR THE PLEASANT MORNING LIGHT,
    THE FOREST AND FOOD, AND LOVING CARE, AND ALL THE MAKE THE DAY SO FAIR,
    AMEN.

    HELP US TO DO THE THINGS WE SHOULD , TO BE TO OTHERS GOOD AND KIND, IN ALL OUR WORK AND ALL OUR PLAY , TO LOVE BETTER EVERY DAY.

    BY FAITH I WILL ALLOW YOU MY LORD, TO MANIFEST ,YOUR LIFE THROUGH ME.
    I LOVE YOU LORD.

  2. WORKS DEMONSTRATE THAT FAITH IS ALIVE..

    Those WHO PLACE THEIR FAITH IN JESUS RECEIVE THE GIFT OF SALVATION.

    OUR MANGER IS OUT MOWING THE YARD, SO I TOOK A LARGE PICTURE OF ICE WATER AND GLASS,S . IM BACK IN MY APT, GOING TO READ A FEW HOURS. MAY GOD BLESS HIS WORLD IN PEACE.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s