Amelia Rhodes (Michigan)
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Though [the mustard seed] is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants. - Matthew 13:32 (NIV)
In the 1940s, Floyd Smith ordered a small packet of bamboo shoots in the mail and planted them on his property in Prattville, Alabama. Today, his land is preserved as a county park, and visitors can enjoy what is now a thick bamboo forest with plants standing over sixty feet...
God can grow small seeds of faith into a forest.
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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”