In the underbrush of the mangrove, grows an insignificant plant. It seems to thrive in the salty soil, being that it gets swamped by the high tide during the dark moon phase. If I were going to clean up the mangrove and create a lush landscaping, it would be one of the first weeds that I would pull out. However, knowing what I know about it now, I wouldn’t touch it! On occasion, while walking down the boardwalk, an amazing smell wafts through the air. I always look around for the culprit of fragrances, but this is one of those plants that I kept overlooking. One day while walking through, I figured it out. The flowers are small, and barely noticeable. Now that it’s winter, I found out something even more interesting about it, it has brightly colored red berries that look like Christmas bulbs, or a small red pepper. As you consider your significance in the kingdom of God, never underestimate your importance. Keep loving God, and loving people. You might be like this plant in the mangrove underbrush, and have a bigger impact than you think.
As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. Luke 8:15