Jesus asked, “What is God’s kingdom like? To what can I compare it? It’s like a mustard seed that someone took and planted in a garden. It grew and developed into a tree and the birds in the sky nested in its branches.” Again he said, “To what can I compare God’s kingdom? It’s like yeast, which a woman took and hid in a bushel of wheat flour until the yeast had worked its way through the whole.” (Luke 13:18-21, CEB)
It is always interesting to me when we get these images from Jesus.
The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which in Jesus’ day was the smallest known seed. But when it was planted, just like today, it takes over the garden in which it is planted. It is a plant we get mustard from, but it can also be seen as an invasive weed. It takes over and will choke out other vegetation around it.
And yeast, once you add it to flour, there is no going back. It takes over.
So if we are mustard and yeast, then we are changing the world into the kingdom of God.
Be mustard and yeast and share love that will change the world.
Loving People. Loving God.