EDITORIAL: From humble beginnings

Have you ever seen the surprised delight of a child’s face when they spot flower bulbs bloom for the first time? I have. It’s heart-warming. Weeks of routine care with the watering can, and the occasional guidance from parents and grandparents, finally made sense to my two-year-old daughter when the row of bright petals burst into view.

‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.’
Matthew 13:31-32 (NIV)

Jesus’ parable about the Kingdom tells a powerful story: what first might look like unimpressive raw material, actually contains the dynamic life needed to produce visible, lasting, eye-catching results. Even more inspiring than flowers blooming.

A reader’s response:

‘I have been so very blessed with this month’s magazine. My heart has never stopped being burdened for those outside the Kingdom, and after some truly amazing visits to some ‘closed’ Muslim countries, I am continuing to pray and be blessed by the amazing grace of God at work in these lands.’ Joan

What stories will you discover?

Our latest awmlink magazine gives fresh examples of how humble gospel seeds are producing an impact in today’s world.

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– an imam turning to Christ
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