Can you find the sheep who are interested in the mustard seed? The image below is what you will find on the poster.
Jesus had a lot of people following him (Matthew 4:25, Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 5:24, Luke 14:25). However, he knew it was much better to have just a few really good friends rather than a whole bunch of people he didn’t know very well. He chose to be very good friends with twelve guys who were not famous, or super talented or the G.O.A.T. at anything (Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-19). They were like twelve small mustard seeds.
Jesus went even smaller than twelve! He was really really good friends with three of the twelve. They were Peter, James and John (Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 14:32, Luke 9:28-36, Mark 5:21-43). He only invited those three to some very important meetings and to witness some amazing miracles. Jesus went even smaller than three! He was super good friends with a one simple fishman named John (John 13:23; John 19:26; John 20:2; John 21:7, John 21:20). Jesus was good friends with those who seemed small and insignificant because he knew it would have the greatest impact. Those twelve good friends of Jesus are the ones that changed the world! They were the ones who spread this new upside down Kingdom.
Read Matthew 13:31-32 again:
Dear Father in Heaven, please help me to pay attention to things that ARE really important, even if they don’t look important. Help me to see the people and things that you think are important and not overlook them. Help me to find three good friends and encourage them to love Jesus. Help me to notice and follow your Kingdom here on earth no matter what anyone else thinks about it. Amen.