“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
“Who would have thought…” That is what many will say about the kingdom of God in its fullness. Like a little, insignificant mustard seed transforming into the largest of all garden plants, God’s kingdom in its fullness will be totally beyond anyone’s imagination (Ephesian 3:20). So whatever our kingdom assignment, let us labour on faithfully, knowing in God’s grand scheme, it will accomplish God’s purpose to bring about His great kingdom. But perhaps what is even more exciting is not the transformation of God’s kingdom, but God’s people.
However we think of ourselves or others now, let us be reminded that God’s plan for our lives is likewise far beyond what we can presently think of. We may feel like the little mustard seed now, but one day our transformation shall be completed. Like what C.S. Lewis said, “The dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship…” On that day, we shall all be amazed by the wisdom and grace of God saying, “And who would have thought…”
Rev. David Lee