I preached yesterday on the parables of the growing seed and the mustard seed (Mk 4.26-34) but didn’t write anything down other than a sketchy outline. Nothing to post. But I commend to you Michael Marsh’s sermon on the same text. It’s excellent.
As a seed does its seed thing so the kingdom does its kingdom thing. We may not understand it. Outward appearances may even suggest God is absent. It may look like nothing is happening. We sleep and rise. We wait. We trust. We hope. We pray. We go about the ordinary work of life. Within that ordinariness the life of God has already been planted in each one of us. One day it sprouts. It grows. The invisible becomes visible.