I love turnips.
I know, weird.
I remember the first time I ate turnips. It was Thanksgiving and my grandmother religiously made them as part of our thanksgiving feast. She passed on her love of turnips to me. Ever since then, I’ve had to have them every year at my thanksgiving.
I just bought a bag of turnips to make for supper. Opening the bag, I pulled ourt what From the outside seemed like a large turnip, only to find it was as small as a lemon! It was so small I couldn’t even cut into it. Thankfully, the rest of the bag contained useable turnips. Still small in size, they were large enough to be used.
Jesus was able to use small things as well, even our faith. Mark 4:31 says, “And who should we say how shall we picture the kingdom of God or by what parable shall we present it? It’s like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil, yet when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes all of the larger plants and forms large branches so that the birds of the air nest in its shade.”
Sometimes things that seem so small and usable are still useful to God. He can take what we have and grow it, as long as our hearts are in the right place. Even people with the smallest faith can have the largest impact for the Kingdom.
Lord, take our small faith and multiply so that it will grow up to make a large impact for the Kingdom.
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