Unlimited: The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Mar 18, 2024 2615

Unlimited: The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Again, he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 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” (Mark 4:30-32, NIV).

Jesus taught using a series of parables from the world of farming: a world his listeners knew well.

He uses the mustard seed as a symbol of the kingdom of God. Again, the sower is Jesus himself. In this story, he is sowing something that seems small and insignificant: mustard seeds. The mustard seed was one of the smallest seeds known to people back then.

Even though the mustard seed is tiny, when it grows, it becomes a tall shrub that provides shelter for the birds.

It’s easy to ignore the teachings of Jesus. We all get busy, and the pressures of life easily take over our attention. They seem so big that by comparison spiritual things can seem very small.

If you ignore Jesus’ teachings, you won’t be able to have that wonderful shelter for your life that you’ll find in the Kingdom of God. Seek him today!

– Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: I want to invite you to make sure that you are setting aside time every day to focus on Jesus and his teachings, so that you can know him more and receive his blessings.

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Apr 12, 2024

Since writing - and now reading - my own response - to Jesus' parable of the mustard seed, I've become increasingly aware of my reliance on Him and my actions/reactions in daily life to not only others but to God's small voice - the voice of the mustard seed as I seek shelter in order to rest, recoup and address my commitments which though small and insignificant in the whole scheme of things, are not. While worldy things unaddressed could spiral out of control, so too our lives without Jesus, without the soil in which to have His mustard seed flourish. So as I skittle immediate demands of life, I need to shelter in His Word in order to wait upon Him, and to know His will be done. This is helping me to make decisions or to simply hand everything to Him, as He continues to prepare the soil and make clear the path in His World. Every day, I am experiencing His Great Love. Seeing Him at work in my life, in relation to the world around me, and the unfolding of His love as He works through me - It's really humbling as His love grows like the mustard seed, it's branches sheltering not only me but others.


Mar 18, 2024

A truly wonderful parable that anchors us to Jesus: tge Sower for whom not even the smallest of seeds is insignificant. I will no doubt remember Jesus every time I open the pantry door and reach for the mustard seeds. I love that God provides shelter for us and the birds. It is my only safe haven. Thank you.

Rashiwe chiponda

Dec 14, 2023

It's helpful I thank God for connecting me you.God bless you more i love you all.as the Bible says love one another

David Sanderson

Nov 17, 2020

Thank you.....I read your post with great interest I look after 2 gardens although I have never tried growing mustard seeds.....roses, rhubarb and other flowers are my 'thing. Nothing needs to be done at this time of year in the UK...just 'batten down the hatches' in readiness for the winter months (in the UK)

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