The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” Matthew 13:10
Weeds, wheat, soil, yeast. Fish, boats, baskets, work.
It’s the everyday stuff of life that Jesus uses to teach about the kingdom of heaven. I am prone to look for God in the spectacular and sensational. I like excitement and the drum roll, but He tells me to look closer to home and consider the beauty of what is right under my nose.
The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. Matthew 13:45-46.
Lord, too often I am so preoccupied with the sensational and extraordinary that I miss seeing your kingdom in the midst of the routine and familiar. Show me where my heart is callous so I might see how you move and hear you speak into my life. I want to know your love and not run off to pursue sorry substitutes. Thank you for what you are doing in the life swirling about me. You are beautiful indeed.