Despite what we may think, many people didn’t believe Jesus’s ministry was all that impressive. In fact, they questioned whether God’s kingdom was really advancing through him or not. In response, Jesus told a parable about a mustard seed. Even though it’s incredibly small, its capacity for growth is massive. Jesus challenged his audience to adopt a “mustard seed mentality” that recognizes that even though things appear small and insignificant, that doesn’t mean God isn’t at work. In fact, they may be germinating into something substantial. This is true of God’s kingdom, and it’s also true for our lives. May you experience encouragement and challenge as you engage in this stunning parable.