Something to think about
Mustard seeds are pretty small. Yeast is tiny.
A mustard seed seems so insignificant but can become a nine-foot high, black mustard plant. Yeast seems so insignificant but think about how important it is as you eat your sandwiches.
Jesus didn’t come as a mighty warrior with a mass army. He came as a baby, born into a poor rural community.
Jesus didn’t build huge buildings and establish mass marketing plans. He left the vital good news message in the hands of a few terrified disciples, many of whom had dubious backgrounds.
The kingdom is like mustard seeds and yeast. God is often at work in what the world sees as unimportant and the insignificant. However, God’s kingdom is expanding and growing all around us. It just depends what kind of lens we are looking through.
I feel so insignificant when I look at the world around me. I am often overwhelmed by the injustice, the pain and the enormity of world issues. I have so little that I can do or give. But then I remember this parable and remember that I have a role to play for the king and the kingdom.