[The kingdom of God] is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches. - Luke 13:19 (NRSV)

After finishing a sandwich one day, I saw a poppy seed from the crust roll across the palm of my hand. I marveled at the idea that something that tiny contained everything necessary to grow a flower. This made me think of Jesus’ words about how faith as small as...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us always to be willing to give you the little faith we have so that you can use it for good. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 13:18-21

Thought for the Day

God can grow something wonderful from my tiny seeds of faith.

Prayer Focus

To scatter seeds of faith today

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