He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.”
I don’t have experience with mustard seed, but I do have experience with growing corn on the cob. From one tiny kernel comes a huge stalk with many ears of corn, and probably thousands of kernels of corn. Here it is: you don’t need to be a huge, powerful, wealthy person to be used by God. If you are willing, He will take the seed that is your life and He will plant you, and you will grow. Just think of it – our “tiny” lives, which the book of James describes as “but a mist” (James 4:14), God will multiply to the good of His kingdom on earth.
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Thank you so much for these verses! Just yesterday I was feeling completely inadequate for what the Lord is putting in front of me, and then in my Bible reading I came to the story of the widow who cast her two mites into the offering. To Jesus, her small gift was more than all the others — not just equal, but more — because she’d given all she had. That was such an encouragement to me! It doesn’t matter what I am or what I have — if I give it all to the Lord, He can use it and me to do far more than I could ever imagine. “Above all that we ask or think…” Just as a small seed can grow into a tree that provides comfort and rest to those that shelter in its branches. Thank you so much!