26 Then Jesus said, “This is what God’s kingdom is like. It’s as though someone scatters seed on the ground, 27 then sleeps and wakes night and day. The seed sprouts and grows, but the farmer doesn’t know how. 28 The earth produces crops all by itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full head of grain. 29 Whenever the crop is ready, the farmer goes out to cut the grain because it’s harvesttime.” 30 He continued, “What’s a good image for God’s kingdom? What parable can I use to explain it? 31 Consider a mustard seed. When scattered on the ground, it’s the smallest of all the seeds on the earth; 32 but when it’s planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all vegetable plants. It produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade.” 33 With many such parables he continued to give them the word, as much as they were able to hear. 34 He spoke to them only in parables, then explained everything to his disciples when he was alone with them. (Mark 4:26-34, CEB)
How does a seed grow?
you plant it, water it, and make sure weeds don’t kill it. Then it grows and becomes whatever the seed is supposed to be. Now we know that the seed splits open and sprouts and grows when the right nutrients and conditions are there.
But really do we know how this happens?
Jesus never spoke clearly, but explained everything to the disciples, who still seemed to not get it.
So know if you don’t get it, you are in good company.
But even without understanding, we can show the love God has for each of us and all of the world. Share love every where you go.
Love People. Love God.