“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.”
Matthew 13: 31-35
A mustard seed is known for its tiny size, even often overlooked because of how small it is, yet Jesus compares it to the small beginnings of the Kingdom of Heaven which then grows into a huge tree.
This same seed that’s overlooked because it is minute can grow into a great tree. It is not the size of the seed that matters but the potential that lies within it. God’s kingdom brings forth much abundance and life though the beginnings are small and almost inconspicuous. We too often overlook the potential in others and choose not to see their greatness: the troubled student, the struggling student, the difficult employee, that defiant son/daughter, the addict, the migrant, the troubled young man/woman in your neighborhood, the poor family on your street, that unborn baby.
Perhaps we don’t see our own hidden potential.
Lord, touch my eyes, open them so that I can see more clearly your vision, your purpose, your will and the potential that lies within.