Tuesday: 30th October, 2018
Reference text: Luke 13:18-21
Luke 13:18-19 Jesus asked, “What is the Kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with? It is like this. A man takes a mustard seed and plants it in his field. The plant grows and becomes a tree, and the birds make their nests in its branches.”
In a number of the parables where Jesus mentions sowing, there is no reference to a specific type of plant, only the use of the word ‘seed’ is noticed. Hence, for all we know, it could be any seed. Today, is thus like an exception where we are told the specific kind of seed that was planted: a mustard seed. For anyone who knows a little about this seed, its size is no reason to be discouraged from planting it because the resultant product when matured, is truly magnificent.
In Exodus chapter 4, when God wanted to get Israel out of slavery, Moses spoke up giving the reason that ‘they would not believe him’. Hence the Lord asked him:’ what do you have in your hand?’ His response: “a staff”. This in some translations is rendered: ‘a rod’ or ‘a walking stick’, which has barely any other use than that which is stated.
Hence, even though there are multiple accounts of the miracles that happened when that ‘staff’ in Moses’ hand was lifted up, initially, like the small insignificant mustard seed, all Moses could see in his hand was nothing but a walking stick – nothing more.
Sweetheart, sometimes, we end up throwing away more than we think we are and subsequently lose those things that carry great potential. This can not only be material possessions, but even people. Often, all we need and all we require is true awareness of the potential carried by the very things we have in our hands. When we come to this realisation, we will become less interested in treating those things as loads, but rather carry them as precious assets.
Remember # until you know the true worth of what you hold, don’t just be quick to discard it.