30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
33 With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand
34 He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.
What I observe is God speaks to all of us. Also, I see it takes an investment to understand what God is saying. I see Jesus inviting me into closer fellowship away from the crowd. I hear Jesus saying, ‘Come aside with Me, I have more to explain.’ It is a relational invitation, alone time when I will come to know Jesus better, understand more of what God is doing.
The invitation is to come. The revelation is, God wants to reveal. The challenge is to be a disciple who will make time to get alone with Jesus. During this Lent season, I hear God challenging me to get alone with Jesus five days each week. What is God asking you to do?
Art Barrett, Pastor
New Life Christian Fellowship – Concord