Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”
20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
Following the theme of breaking bread, Jesus spoke about the kingdom of God being like yeast. It is something small, barely visible that makes a huge difference in making the bread rise.
What are the small, barely noticeable things in your life that keep you going? What about the small things in your church that aren’t noticed until they stop? This Lent I encourage us all to notice the small things, those things that we often don’t notice and give thanks for the impact they have on our lives. An obvious one to notice is our breathing. We cannot see the air or the work it does within us, but without it, we would not survive. Take time to think about and give thanks for the small things.
God of the minutest details
You have created a vast universe
Stars and worlds beyond measure
Yet also planned the intricate details
Fingerprints, grains of sand, the tiniest living things
All have a part to play in the glory of your creation
In this season of Lent
Help us to notice the tiny things
And give thanks for them
For without them, we would miss out