“Though she be but little, she is fierce.” -William Shakespeare
Although I am not a reader of Shakespeare, and could not tell you from which play this quote comes, or of who or what he was referring, I still find such magic and an evocation of power in the words.
“…if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (MATTHEW 17:20)
The first thing that came to mind (apart from my self ) was the thought of a mustard seed and how the Lord Jesus references its size to all other seeds but draws attention to the power, glory, and possibility that lies within the tiny husk.
The Savior likens the Kingdom of Heaven to a mustard seed. The contradiction just makes me smile, to compare something infinite, grand and eternal, to something so seemingly insignificant, small and powerless.
Speaking about FAITH, He says that all we need to have is faith the size of a mustard seed and we could speak to any mountain and it would be moved into the depths of the sea. He says that even though the mustard seed is the tiniest of her kind, she produces the largest of trees (in comparison to other garden plants,) one in which birds take shelter.
“He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. And this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.” (MATHEW 13:31,32)
Such a tiny seed filled with such greatness that others are able to find comfort in its branches.
Our dreams, our passions, our faith, and hope, boasts such immeasurable possibility and infinite strength. All we need do is put the “seed” in the ground and have faith that it will grow.
No matter your dream or vision, no matter how tiny she may seem, remember she is FIERCE, though she be but little. Great things come in tiny packages. Have faith and put your seed in the ground!
*Revised from August 17, 2015.
~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!