The Growing Seed
Scripture: Mark 4:26-29 (NRSV)
Seeds are miraculous and crammed with possibility. George Bernard Shaw talked about the “fierce energy” of the seed. Think about it—if you bury an acorn in the ground, what eventually comes out? A massive oak tree. Oak trees, sequoias, mustard, wheat, and 353,000 other plants all come from a small seed. Seeds surround us—from our morning coffee and toast to our clothes made of cotton. If we didn’t have seeds, we wouldn’t have bread, rice, beans, corn, or nuts. Seeds are the foundation of diets, economies, and lifestyles around the world. Jesus was smart. There’s a reason why he likened the kingdom of God to a seed in this similitude. He knew if a seed was present, a miracle was sure to follow. Seeds may start small, but they end big. In the same way the kingdom of God is small, yet miraculously grows to be powerful. And the good news is, you don’t have to know how seeds work for them to grow. God’s power on earth is the secret of the seed—we just have to trust and step out of the way.
“Botanical Art Illustration” by Lara Call Gastinger
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