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Miracle Growth

Read Numbers 23:1 through 25:18; Mark 4:26–41

Sixteen-year-old, six-foot-tall John towers over his grandmother Violet. “How did you grow so tall?” she often asks in amazement.

John’s survival is a miracle. He weighed seventeen ounces at birth and fit in the doctor’s hand. The church community prayed for his survival.

Violet often sat at his crib in wonder. She thought if she watched long enough she might see him grow. She often takes out his birth photograph just to prove to herself that her strapping grandson was once the tiniest of babies. John’s survival and growth is Violet’s constant reminder of God’s presence.

“It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants” (Mark 4:31–32.)

A Christian’s faith may seem miniscule, but, with God’s help, the Christian can help God’s Kingdom grow here on earth. The tiniest seeds sown in faith, especially in the lives of children, can take root and bless generations to come.

Prayer Suggestion: Lord, I am Your child. Help me grow in faith.

Quicklook: Mark 4:30–34


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