Matt. 13:31-32 He gave them another parable, saying, Heaven’s kingdom is like a seed of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field. It indeed is the smallest of all seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest of the garden- plants, and becomes a tree, so that even the birds of heaven nest in its branches.
I’ve been thinking about this verse over and over since Wed. night Bible study…The small things we do that allow Christ to shine through us are like that seed. When we talk about Christ and his love for us and for others…we plant the seed. We’ll never know how big the tree will grow and how many birds will find rest in its branches, but we’ll have done our part. It’s not about having an orchard with our name on it, it’s about planting the gospel in fertile ground and giving the tiniest of seeds time to grow and become the big tree where the birds of heaven will build their nest. Isn’t it awesome?! To consider that our decision to put on our happy face even in the midst of pain and sorrow just may be what is needed for someone else to see the gospel alive and at work.
2 Cor. 12:9-10 but he told me, “My grace is enough for you, because strength reaches completion in weakness.” I will therefore boast in my weaknesses most gladly, so that Christ’s strength will remain upon me. For this reason I am content in my weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions and troubles, for Christ’s sake; because I am strong when I am weak.
It’s amazing that once we realize we must take ourselves out of the picture and give God the room to take total control.
Scriptures are from the Hugo McCord Translation of the N.T.My name is Samantha Moore. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 23 years. I became a Christian when I was 9, and I am blessed to be the Mama of the sweetest 10 year old boy with beautiful Asian eyes, and a slow south Alabama drawl. We worship with the Op Church of Christ in Op, AL, and live in Andalusia, a town just right for raising children in.