Faith Like a Mustard Seed. By Caroline Rous
A mustard seed is tiny, one or two millimetres wide. But as a seed, it is living and life-giving, and it can grow into a plant many, many times larger. Just like faith.
We visit schools for collective worship once a fortnight, a month or half term. We speak to the children for between ten and twenty minutes. That’s not much time in a child’s school life.
Over this past year, we haven’t been able to visit our schools so have produced and sent them video worships instead, having faith that they will be watched and heard.
We want to share the Christian understanding of God and Jesus with the children. We tell stories and passages from the Bible, we tell them about Jesus’ actions, we tell them about His words. In this way we create a life-giving space where children have those few precious minutes to experience Christian faith.
Sometimes you can see most (or some) of them are listening; sometimes you can see some are thinking, wondering; sometimes you can see some have engaged with you and are waving their arms to answer. Yet we don’t really know what is happening inside these hearts and minds.
But we have faith that God is working through us and in these collective worships, presented in person or on film. We have faith that we are planting mustard seeds and God knows how they grow.