The Parable of the Mustard Seed
Jesus said, “How can I describe the Kingdom of God? What story should I use to illustrate it? It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.”
Mark 4:30-32, NLT
I love the way Jesus uses simple stories to reveal deep truth. I mean really. The KINGDOM of GOD! Like planting seeds.
A few weeks ago I received an email and a photo from a woman who had been in an Imagine Me…Set Free Conference this past Winter where as a parting gift, I handout Sunflower packets. She sent me a picture of the Sunflower that she had grown from a single seed she had dropped into a hole emptied of barely enough dirt to make room for a tiny seed. The seed found enough warmth under the snow of winter to survive. In spite of the odds, it begin to swell and grow with the tiny molecules of nourishment found in the dirt, enough to start pressing it’s tiny head towards the sun. Eventually it popped out of the ground. Over the coming weeks, that tiny seed got stronger and bigger and taller. It reached higher and higher, showing more and more promise. Here and there along the way a leave would sprout out to capture the rainfall (for a drink) and the sunlight (for a tan :)) and more nourishment came. The next thing that little seed knew, it was BLOOMING!
It’s a simple thing really.
Deep Truth #1= It takes effort to dig a hole in the hard, cold ground of life and circumstances. Take a step.
Deep Truth #2= What seed you plant is what bloom you get. i.e. need water-mellon, plant water-mellon see. What do you need?
Deep Truth #3=Your Faith is the dirt dreams get planted in. Dig it up.
Deep Truth #4=The SON is the light you must focus upon. Worship and God’s Word is the Falling Rain.
Have a Need? Plant a Seed!