Friday, June 29, 2012
Mustard Seed Eureka!
I am thrilled to report that I did indeed find mustard seed! Since I work in the Big City, I dialed up the local HEB Superstore there and inquired about their supply. I was assured they had it. Whether because they planned ahead, or because city folk just don't make many pickles, I do not know. But I hurried over there when I got off work and picked up two jars for hubby.
All this chase for mustard seed got me to thinking. In the Bible, our Lord Jesus tells us "if we have only the faith of a grain of mustard seed." As you can see, that is not much. Extremely small, but readily visable. And just like my search for the actual seed, this kernel of faith can be elusive and hard to find, to obtain. And just as these seeds make all the difference in Pete's Bread & Butter pickles, this spiritual faith seed makes all the difference in our walk with Christ. Just as I had to turn to a bigger source for the actual seeds, we have to turn to The Source (aka Holy Spirit) to obtain this faith seed. The real seed is boiled in the brine to season the pickles and release it's flavor. As our faith seed is boiled in the trials of life, it can also release a "flavor" to season the world around us. Just as the seeds still look whole and unharmed in the finished jar of pickles, He Who Is Able will bring us through the hot water whole and complete.