12 Nov Seeds Of Change
18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”
When we read about the mustard seed, we always think about big growth, that transformation from small to big. Therefore we conclude that small things must become big for them to be effective. Bigger isn’t always better. Better is better.
The mustard seed was used heavily in Jesus time as a spice. It was heavily sought after in the spice trade as it had the ability to change the flavor of food (like salt). Jesus talked a lot about being salt and light. The mustard seed is quite similar. A pinch of mustard spice had the ability to change bland food into an extraordinary eating experience, memorable meal.
Rather than thinking of “big” think of potent or effective. This is what the Kingdom of God is like, it’s effective for bringing change, it’s the invisible ingredient in a situation but it brings dramatic change.
Whatever situation you encounter as a Christian, you house the power of the mustard seed, to bring effective change. Don’t overlook your ability in Christ to positively alter circumstances to reflect the true kingdom of God.