Posted: April 21, 2018
"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
On Easter Sunday, Pastor John talked about labels...but I bet you've never been called a mustard seed! Well, if you've ever seen a mustard seed, you know how small it is (1 or 2 millimeters in diameter, just FYI) but apparently it becomes the largest plant in the garden! It becomes big, bright, and quite useful.
So on those days or weeks or months when you're feeling buried, useless, and small...remember the mustard seed and that you are big, bright and useful in the kingdom of God, even when it doesn't feel like it.
Lord, some days I feel as small and insignificant as a mustard seed, but I know You have a hope and a future for me. Give me patience and endurance to continue to obey You and serve You in the "small" seasons. I know Your kingdom is big and bright; I want to add to it and glorify You. Amen.