Why not ketchup or some other more tantalizing condiment? Faith like relish or faith like salsa, perhaps?
It all comes down to Matthew 13:31-32.
“…The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
I’ve been a Christian for almost twenty years. I grew up in a Christian home and was nurtured by several churches. I grew up and married a minister. I have been and am currently involved in Bible studies and ministry opportunities galore. My faith should be the size of a super-sized Big Mac combo, right?
Truth is, every day is tough. I’m bombarded with doubts and insecurities, and I expect no less of any other Christian on the planet.
But there’s good news and it came from “The Man” (Jesus) himself in the verses above. He doesn’t need a huge, perfectly developed seed. He just needs a tiny bit–1/20th of an inch, if you want to get all technical on mustard seed sizes. He can take even a little bit of faith and turn it into something big. Something useful.
This blog is my attempt at thinking through challenging issues of faith. I also hope that it will become a scrapbook of sorts–something I can browse through after years have gone by and see how God took a tiny mustard seed-like faith and grew it into something bigger than I could have ever imagined.