Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

God’s Seedy Kingdom

The texts for Sunday, June 17, 2012: Ezekiel 17:22–24; Psalm 92:1–4, 12–15; 2 Corinthians 5:6–10[11–13] 14–17; and Mark 4:26–34

This sermon was started by watching a recent Coca-cola ad as shown on Co.create: “Security Camera Footage in Coca-cola Ad Catches People Being Awesome”

“The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head.”

This is the Kingdom of God
a tiny grain of seed at a time
a tiny bit of goodness, joy, hope at a time

that may or may not sprout into anything
that may or may not ever be seen at all
that may or may not be get captured on a security camera and used to sell a product that, quite honestly, has nothing to do with it at all.

These tiny acts of love and kindness
are the very act of scattering the seeds of God’s kingdom into a broken world
and I’m glad that the security cameras caught it and Coca-Cola thought to use it
so that we could catch a glimpse of God’s abundant harvest.

because this is what it’s all about:
this kind of weedy grace
this kind of glimmers of healing
this kind of hope caught by the very thing that doesn’t expect to catch hope at all.

I mean, when was the last time you saw a security camera and expected anything good?
but here it is, this is what God does
with security cameras
with chance encounters
with moments of adrenaline and outrageous hope
with weed seeds, like mustard
God brings about healing
God brings about a harvest…

Related posts: About: Mustard trees; Dear Jesus…

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