July 26, 2020
A man goes to the doctor with a swollen foot. After a careful examination, the doctor gives the man a pill big enough to choke a horse. "I'll be right back with some water," the doctor tells him.
The doctor has been gone a while and the man loses patience. He hobbles out to the drinking fountain, forces the pill down his throat and gobbles down water until that big old pill clears his throat. He hobbles back into the examining room. Just then the doctor comes back with a washbucket of warm water, "Okay, after the tablet dissolves, soak that foot for about 20 minutes."
That large pill was actually small when put in a washbucket but it would heal a swollen foot. Our gospel story is about how small things can make big changes in our lives-- A mustard seed grows to a tree; a tiny bit of yeast leavens three measures of flour. Consider how in our world today a small thing has been making big changes, look at COVID 19! This microscopic virus has changed our world!