Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Kingdom

Jesus describes God’s Kingdom to a crowd. He describes it as a mustard seed planted in a garden. A mustard seed is a small seed. But it produces a large plant. It is large enough for several bird to make their homes in.

We expect the Kingdom to big and grand. After all, do not rulers have large palaces? Does not a successful pastor have a church building which seats several thousand people?

God’s Kingdom is the biggest and greatest in all creation. But God does not begin with the huge, imposing magnificent image. He begins with a small seed. And the seed grows to be more than anyone thought possible. But it is no more than a spark of life, nourished and watered.

We are not instructed to erect large monuments. We are instructed to build homes, to give shelter and to provide a place for people.

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