The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

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.

1 comment:

  1. That was the theme verse for our Masterlife Disciplship study.

    Luke 9:23. If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross daily, and follow me!

    Sometimes it really hard, but it's the best life ever.


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