My Dear Friend;
Today I want to remind you about “the Mustard Seed and the Leaven”, a well-known parable of Jesus in the Bible (Matthew 13:31-34 31).
“The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’
He told them another parable. ‘The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.”
In this time of uncertainty as the world faces a crisis and struggles to cope, it has become apparent that the kingdoms of the world are less stable than we thought. Among all of the policy making and varying approaches to COVID-19 it is good to remember that the kingdom of heaven is still growing and moving forward inexorably.
When Jesus gave the Parable of the Mustard seed, the Kingdom that He was bringing into the world was still in seed form. The kingdom was introduced by a humble Jewish carpenter and has grown into the greatest and most enduring movement the world has ever known.
So while the kingdoms of the world struggle to do their best and cope, the Kingdom of Heaven is not struggling because it is established by God Himself.
Lord Jesus our King, we rest in the knowledge that your Kingdom has come and is coming into the world. Thank you for the work that you have done and continue to do through us. It is an honor and a privilege to serve You. Your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Amen.
Grace & peace,
PS: Remember – YOU are in God’s hands and in my prayers.