Faith is believing in God and His promises, although we have not seen Him as we see those around us. The kingdom of God, through Word of God, continues to grow among us and bears fruit on earth, until its full growth of souls is ready to be harvested by the sower of the Word.
The richness of Jesus’ promise of eternal life quietly grows among us until we realize that we are called, by faith, to allow the seed of Jesus’ Word to bear abundant fruit in our lives. This seed of faith, planted by our Lord, will grow in us so that we carry Jesus’ promise of salvation to all around us.
Like a mustard seed, the smallest of seeds, that grows into the largest of plants, so the seed of faith planted in our hearts, grows in us until we turn our lives over to Christ, to lead us and use us to spread the kingdom of God in this world.
Faith, planted in us like a mustard seed in the earth, will grow in us, so like a mustard tree provides shade and rest for birds, we become trees of shade and rest, attracting those who seek God and His kingdom. For this to happen in our lives, we only need to accept God’s Word with faith.
Jesus said, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”
– Bishop Roy Campbell