"Mustard Seed"

May 8, 2013

“Mustard Seed”

Blessings Folk!

Today’s reading:
Matthew 13:31-32
Mark 4:30-32
Luke 13:18-19

Jesus used many parables to give insight into the nature of the Kingdom of God.

He acknowledges the “unasked question” of the disciples/people.

“What is the Kingdom of God like?”

It is like the mustard seed - very small seed...the smallest.
The Kingdom begins small.

When planted, the mustard seed grows into a large garden plant the size of a tree.
The Kingdom grows.
The Kingdom is large

Wild birds rest/nest in the branches of the the tree.
The Kingdom is a place of rest...home...provision...even for the “wild birds”...those outside of Israel.

The Kingdom provides shelter and provision for all...if they believe.