A little mustard seed charm led me to reminisce about the seed of faith.
My grandmother, a widow who raised five children during the 1920’s, gave me a little charm bracelet when I was a young girl. On it was a tiny clear globe containing a mustard seed. She explained the significance of the small mustard seed of faith producing something bigger. I treasured the charm bracelet, often recalling her faith.
Jesus told a parable about mustard seed faith in 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 of the air come and perch in it branches.”
Fast forward through the decades. The other day I came across that little charm bracelet when sifting through an old jewelry box.
I’m thankful for the mustard seed faith Grandma planted in me. I can testify I have been transformed through faith in Jesus Christ.
The seed of faith produces more than we can see or expect.
Jesus also said in Matthew 17:20:
“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Simple seed of faith grows.
We make it complicated. All we need to do it believe in the simple seed of faith. Remember the tiny mustard seed.
How is your mustard seed of faith?