"Jesus asked, "How can I describe the Kingdom of God?
What story shall I use to illustrate it?
It is like a mustard seed!
Though it is one of the smallest of seeds,
yet it grows to become one of the largest of plants,
with long branches where birds can build their nests and be sheltered."
~ Mark 4:30 - 32 LAB
Bible Commentary: "Jesus used this parable to explain that although Christianity had very small beginnings, it would grow into a worldwide community of believers. When you feel alone in your stand for Christ, realize that God is building a worldwide kingdom. He has faithful followers in every part of the world, and your faith, no matter how small, can join with that of others to accomplish great things."