While I have reflected on faith and its comparison to various things in nature over the past few days, I turn today to a few of Jesus’ parables about nature. Jesus describes both the kingdom of God and faith as a mustard seed.
Mark 4:30-32, TNIV – “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.”
Luke 17:5-6, TNIV – “The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” [Jesus] replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.”
While there are many ways of considering faith, I hope that these reflections have been helpful for you in considering your own faith. I have enjoyed writing them.
What else would you have included in this series?