Small Things Grow
He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
- Luke 4:26-29
The miracle of growth is that God is always inspiring it in us. Our biggest task is to get out of the way, to watch it happen, and to participate with what the Spirit is doing. The old saint, Gregory of Nyssa, said in the 5th century, “Sin is the refusal to keep growing.” Ponder that for a while.
Where have you been resistant to growing?
Where have you been growing the most?
What would others say about whether and how you are growing?
How do you sense God inviting you to grow?