Sunday 7 September 2014

The Mustard Seed

"The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.  It is the smallest of seeds but when it is grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." (Matthew 13:31-32)

Today, our pastor read the Scripture verse about the mustard seed and how if our faith is as big as a mustard seed, that is more than enough to move mountains.  We learned a few facts about the mustard seed and I googled a few more.  A seed measures no more than one to two millimetres in diameter.  It originates in three regions:  the Mediterranean, the Himalyas and the Middle East.  It takes three to ten days to germinate.  At its height the mustard plant can reach five to six and a half feet tall -- so big that it can house birds in its branches!  The mustard plant grows bright yellow flowers, similar to the hue of dandelions.  Mustard greens are full of Vitamins A and K as well as antioxidants.  Regular consumption of mustard greens can prevent osteoporosis, arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, prostate and colon cancers.  What can't the mustard plant do?  It's not only good for our faith, but also our body.  

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