Mustard seeds

I think that every time I have heard or thought about mustard seeds, I have thought about the parable of faith. While I love this parable and it’s wonderful principles, my thoughts have pondered upon a new meaning lately.

I was reading the other day in Matthew.

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
Matthew 13:31-32

It made me think of myself, of each of us. There are times right now when I feel so small and so low. I feel as though I could never become anything more than this tiny person that I feel that I am right now. But as I read these verses the other day, it was like He was teaching me…helping me to understand that it is He who created the tiny mustard seeds, and it is He who created me. He created them to grow from something insignificant to become something great in His sight, and if I allow myself, though “small” right now (for lack of a better word), to be planted in His way, hopefully I, too, can become whatever He wants me to become.

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