Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
July 27, 2014
There’s a video which I’ve seen passed around a lot recently…
In the video 3 German students stop by a homeless man on the street.
They surprise him as they sit down on the ground next to him,
and start playing music.
They’re pretty good, and a crowd gathers to listen.
They put tips in a hat.
The man is at first hesitant to see these strangers sit next to him.
His eyes dart back and forth.
But as they play and sing, you can see that he’s changed.
By the end of the song, he’s pleased.
The students give the tips to him, thank him, and walk away.
When Jesus wants to talk about the kingdom of heaven…
When Jesus wants to speak about the way God works in the world,
he tells stories.