PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 13:18-21
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like a mustard seed.” (Luke 13:20)
Jesus compares the kingdom of God to a mustard seed, and to some yeast.
On the one hand it is small, insignificant, almost invisible.
And yet it packs a punch, and impacts much and many!
Most people have a hard time seeing, or sensing, the kingdom of God.
The dominion of darkness is so much easier to see and feel.
We might compare Satan’s power to a nuclear bomb, big and destructive.
Or like asphalt over a field, destroying the life beneath it.
But a little sprout breaks through, and SLOWLY breaks up the asphalt.
This is the way God works: subtle, hidden yet inevitable.
Never underestimate the power of love over the power of hate.
Don’t be fooled by Satan’s noisy, crushing presence – God is at work.
God’s kingdom is coming, souls are being saved, evil is unraveling.
Like yeast, its life is pushing, stretching, extending, expanding.
Wait for it, look for it, its only a matter of time before we see it!
Lord, your life cannot be crushed or stopped. Its not IF but WHEN your kingdom comes. Help us to hang on, not lose hope, and to look for the signs of life breaking through the asphalt.