May 3, 2017/Seeds of Change

Anyone who has ever planted a garden or even decided to grow a few flowers knows that seeds come in all sizes. Watermelon seeds are big enough to spit out. In fact, children used to have ‘spitting’ contests when summer heat offered them the chance to cool down by feasting on that fruit. Sesame seeds impart great flavor to a variety of dishes–especially when toasted! Some flower seeds look a bit like dried ‘fluff’ whereas others are so tiny you need a looking glass to separate them.

Jesus spoke a lot about planting seeds. In a place where agriculture was vital, he understood that to teach people you needed to find a way to keep them interested in what you were saying–which was why he often used stories about plants and animals as the main top of his parables. Jesus met people where they lived, so to speak. He knew what was important to people and he used that to teach them about what pleased His Heavenly Father.

Jesus decided to take one of the smallest of seeds to illustrate an important point. Mark 30:30-32-And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

To God, we are all small seeds. While we may believe that wealth, looks, or power give some a sort of advantage in life, He focuses on a long-angle lens. His kingdom is infinite. We are but specks in his sight. And yet, He is aware of every second of our being.

He grants us the ability of free choice. As tiny as we look to Him, as insignificant as we may appear, He offers us the ability to learn from Him and grow.

He has planted us here and given us the opportunities to be watered by the love of Christ and fertilized by reading Scripture. From tiny seeds spring large plants.

Famous preachers, missionaries, and leaders are often elevated and venerated but don’t forget that we are all tiny seeds of change. Our daily walk impacts others.

Plant yourself some time with God today so that He may aide you as you sprout in your Christian walk.

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