This sunday I am preaching on Matthew 13:31-33; 41-52. I have been struggling with the text I have been given, and how it all ties together.
One of the things I am thinking about is how
1.) God uses the small and insignificant things
2.) Conversely, often the things of God seem small and insignificant to us until we know what it is
3.) Kingdom things are not about immediacy. In fact, the greatest things in the world may seem small but insignificant for a long time. They may even go unnoticed by the rest of the world, yet those who live faithfully can be assured that the small things they do will bear great results, even if others do not notice it.
Please look up the passage and share your input and stories.