Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. – John 12:24 NIV
Jesus spoke to people in parables because He knew that if He used storytelling to illustrate His points, people would relate to the message.
People never expected to receive a savior who would die for their sins. They were expecting a king. Instead, Jesus came to them in a humble state.
A plant, when it buds, has a lot of potential. We don’t always see it blossom because a snow or freeze might come before it has a chance to bloom.
Jesus gently and carefully nurtures our faith as we grow. As we gain strength, we can share His love with more confidence. Amen.