From Small Beginnings
Have you ever stopped to consider the vastness of the universe and the insignificance of a single grain of sand in comparison? It’s easy to get caught up in our own problems and worries, and to feel like we are alone in the world, struggling to make a difference. But the truth is that we are just a small part of a much larger picture, and our individual struggles and triumphs are just a tiny piece of the puzzle.
This is a concept that is beautifully illustrated in the story of the “mustard seed” found in Matthew 13:31-32, which says, “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.”
The mustard seed is such a small and insignificant thing, but it has the potential to grow and become something much larger and more powerful. This story reminds us that, just like the mustard seed, our faith and our impact on the world may seem small and insignificant at first. But as we continue to grow and nurture our faith, it has the potential to become something much larger and more powerful.
It’s easy to get discouraged and to feel like our struggles are too big to overcome, but this reminds us that even the smallest seed of faith has the potential to make a big impact. And it’s not just faith that can grow and multiply like a seed. Love, kindness, and compassion are all seeds that we can plant in the world, and they have the power to grow and spread in ways that we could never imagine.
So let us remember this truth and the power of small things to grow and make a difference. Let us nurture and cultivate our faith, and let it grow and multiply. And let us plant seeds of love, kindness, and compassion in the world, knowing that they have the power to make a difference and bring about change. From small beginnings come great things. May the Lord bless us and use us for His glory.