For the first game of the season a team showed up that no one had seen before. They didn’t appear very athletic looking and their gear was dated. The other teams didn’t give them much of a chance. Initially the other teams looked forward to playing them, but as each week went by perceptions began to change. They played as a team, utilized great strategy on defense, and were fast and determined offensively. Winning became a pattern and by the end of the season they were undefeated and won the league champion- ship! This is God’s Kingdom as described in the Par- able of the Mustard Seed. What appears to the world as small and insignificant has become the global community of the redeemed.
“Though it is the smallest of all seeds, when it grows, it is the largest…” Mt 13:32
How does God’s community seem to be the underdog in our generation?