I wonder how many who sat listening to Jesus were farmers? Again Jesus teaches using the example of a small seed and how it becomes something bigger than anyone could have imagined. It reminds me of something else that Jesus said:
And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. [John 12:23-24]The seed that was planted in the ground was Jesus himself. And when He was resurrected from death everything changed. No one hearing him speak these words could have ever imagined the impact that Jesus Christ would have on the world. Who could have ever thought that kingdoms would be uprooted.. religious thought revolutionized.. and lives would be so utterly changed.. just because a seed was sown in the ground.
I need resurrection today Lord. Help me to deny myself, pick up my cross and follow you.