Let’s continue our short series on the Kingdom of God. So far, we’ve covered the following grounds:
Part 1. The Kingdom of God: An Introduction.
Part 2. The Kingdom of God: A Quiz.
Part 3. The Kingdom of God: Need For Patience.
God has His preferred style of doing things. Whenever He is in complete control, things tend to follow certain patterns.
Let’s look at another one of His preferences. Jesus Christ describes this one in the following parable:
30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
Observe here that Jesus likens the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.
Well, look at it this way: It is God’s style to take all that can be and hide it in the small, insignificant and easily overlooked.
This is His style. He prefers to function that way.
The entire universe swelled from a size smaller than an electron — meaning it was so small you couldn’t see it with your physical eyes. A human being begins as a 0.002 inch sperm. And the largest of all garden plants, the mustard tree, begins as the smallest of all seeds on earth.
That invisible electron will someday become an infinite universe. That super small sperm will grow into a full fledged adult human being. And that tiny mustard seed will someday become the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade. This is how the Maker has done things.
Take this point to heart. Fall in line with the Maker’s style by appreciating small beginnings; discerning greatness in smallness. Being faithful and diligent in the smallest things.
Luke 16:10 NLT
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”
Do not despise your days of smallness and little beginnings.