Seed

Hi everyone,
 
This is a poem inspired by Jesus’ teaching to his disciples that even a little faith can do great things. Matthew 17:20 (NIV) says, “…I tell you the truth, 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.”
 
It’s easy to feel like we don’t have enough faith to face trials or even believe in something, but Jesus tells us that we don’t need much faith to do what seems impossible. Maybe he used the metaphor of the seed because seeds change and grow, and so does our faith and understanding.
 
God bless!
–Morgan
 

“Seed”
 
i am a
     seed of faith.
i am small
    and get blown in the wind.
i am hard to pick up
     and easy to drop,
but i am here
     and i am strong.
i am not strong because
     i am big
but because in my core
    is a Spirit
who nurtures and grows
     and makes me more
          through its power.
 
i am a seed
     of faith
          and i have been planted.
through summer storms
     and winter cold
          i hold on.
i spread and i change,
     i break free
         of the surface
into the air.
     my roots, branches, leaves
reach
      out.
 
we were not meant
     to stay seeds forever.
the joy of a seed
     is that it grows.

 
 
Creative Commons License
Seed by Morgan Prettyman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Duncan
    May 13, 2013 @ 10:01:23

    Great poem! I really like the imagery. You point out some things about seeds I don’t usually think about. Great job!

    Reply

  2. Marisa Deshaies
    May 14, 2013 @ 08:49:36

    I agree with everything Duncan said. One of my favorites! ❤

    Reply

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