Like a mustard seed

Matthew 13:31″…The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed…though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants…”*


Mustard seed in cross (photo by Patty Perkins)

Like the tiniest mustard seed thriving

or yeast kneaded all through the dough

like treasure hidden in a certain field

or the finest pearl one can know.


Such is the kingdom of heaven

looking small and unlikely at first

yet holding forever in delicate grasp

waiting those who but search.


by Patty Perkins


In Matthew 13:31-45 Jesus tells parables—pictures of heaven in unlikely places. The Kingdom of heaven is unseen yet growing, small but destined large, hidden but meant to be found, a brilliant mystery yet revealed for all.

Oh…give me eyes that don’t miss it!

*The One Year Bible, January 20, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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