We’re in the midst of looking at some of the most important words ever uttered on this planet: a series of parables in which Jesus reveals the secrets of God’s Kingdom.
Today, we get two parables for the price of one:
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
(Matthew 13:31-33; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-21)
God’s Kingdom grows from the humblest of beginnings into an inexorably pervasive phenomenon permeating every single aspect of life on this planet and beyond.
Think about it. We follow a man who was born more than 2,000 years ago in a nowhere town to nobody parents. He never wrote a book, never appeared on TV and never even tweeted on Twitter. He was rejected in his hometown, dissed by his own people, spurned by the religious leaders, taunted by the crowds, deserted by even his closest followers and then tortured, mocked, spat on and killed in a rather unceremonious fashion.
From those seemingly inauspicious beginnings sprouted a Kingdom whose reign continues through this day and will never ever ever ever end.
Thank God that we get to be a part of it.
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