A friend who has cancer maintains a positive, hopeful outlook in the midst of receiving chemo treatments for her bone marrow.
“You always inspire me,” I told her recently as I coped with the anxiety of a job search.
“You just made my day,” she said. Her gracious reply energized me to banish the idol of worry and put my attention on the things of God.
Tiny seeds of appreciation, respect, encouragement, love, and compassion do grow and spread and bear great fruit.
Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.” Mark 4:26-27
Dsaikia2015, Brown Mustard Seed, October 27, 2015 The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:6
I have a tiny morsel of faith, a surety deep in my heart that God is in charge of me and the whole world, and I can trust God’s vision and timing.
I’d like to play a tiny part in God’s great vision, and so today I will practice love, compassion, kindness, and forgiveness.
For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint; if it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late. Habakkuk 2:3
God has planted the seed of unconditional love in each of our hearts. We watch that seed grow and spread and provide shelter as we practice forgiveness instead of resentment, patience instead of irritation, generosity instead self-seeking, awareness and compassion towards those in need instead of indifference to the cries of the poor, lonely, homeless, depressed, heartbroken, elderly, and abandoned.
[Jesus said to the crowds:] “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.” Mark 4:26-27