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Daily reading: 15 May

Christian Aid Week 2023

Day two

Something to read

'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs.'

- Matthew 13:31-32Jeremiah 29:11.

A special series of Daily Bible Readings

It's Christian Aid Week 2023. During this week, we will use the Daily Bible Reading space to invite you to reflect on our work in Malawi and to discern connections between that work and a short passage of scripture. Our readings will be shorter than usual. We hope that this will give you time to explore our Christian Aid Week resources to help shape your daily prayers.

From small seeds, big changes can grow. Today's passage asks us to think about the value and vitality of something that seems initially small and insignificant. It also speaks to us of how God's Kingdom can grow in us and in the wider world.

Watch Esther's story of growing and baking with something small - the pigeon pea - by following the link below.

Plant a seed, water a plant, or stand beneath a tree today. As you do so pray for Esther and for the Nandolo Farmers Association.

Esther's Story

 

Today's contributor is Dr Frances Clemson, Christian Aid's Faith Communications and Just Scripture Specialist.

Published on 15 May 2023