The 'Mustard Seed' is a very small seed [see above pictures] but grows into a very large plant. YESHUA compares the 'Kingdom of G-d' to a 'Mustard See' ... See Matthew 123: 31-32
Secondly, YESHUA used the mustard seed to illustrate the principles of the 'Kingdom of G-d,' for several reasons. A seed carries within its DNA or 'blueprint for development' of the parent plant. An acorn produces only an oak tree and not a hickory tree. A mustard see is going to produce a Mustard Plant.-ONLY!
Deshalb und Gleichweise, the Word of Our G-D will produce the Kingdom of G-D within you... see Luke 17:21
Thomas, one of the twelve, doubts the appearance of the risen Lord. Christ appears, and tells him, “Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20: 24-29
Dad sings at Hillsboro Family Reunion-1950s; Mother used to say: "He just stands up, opens his mouth and out comes the most rich and beautiful baritone voice." I look froward to hearing him sing again; when he died, Mother and Gwendolyn put a banner across the top of his casket that said: "Sing With the Angels, Daddy!"
Daddy Singing/Playing 12/25/95 as he often would, on the spur of a moment, at the Buschong Home, 1976<=>1998; displaying Life-Long Faith in YESHUA HA MASHIACH; he ws a good shepherd for his family.
Dad sings Hillsboro Family Reunion-Meno Harder at Left, HCW daughter, Gwendolyn Lois Wall, about 7 or 8 years old, at Right. Dad was often invited back to shis hometown of Hillsboro, Kansas to sing at various Mennonite Church and Tabor College Events and activities-like "THE MESSIAH."
Jetzt, zum 73 Jahren, weiss Ich denn er hat 'Richtig' gesagt! [Now at age 73, I know what he said was correct]
2 Top pictures from Zwiebach Trail, Gnadenau Cemetery Entrance Marker, Pastor Lee Suderman, Newton, Kansas and cousin to webpage author. The 'Anabaptist' Movement was the cornerstone of the Mennonite Faith, along with Non-Violence and not serving in the military; so it was a surprise when Daddy's Cousin, Lewis Hagen served in Korea, Daddy in the Army Air Corps, Lewis in the Marine Corps and the web author in RVN, as a Combat Medic/Surgical Technician [Assistant]. When I received my draft notice in the summer of 1968, my daddy told me: "Follow the Conscience of your Spirit Man;" so I reported in early September 1968 and (9) months later I started two years of service in The Republic of VietNam. Now almost 47 years later and although da'Nam almost destroyed me, my RVN service has been the 'high point' of my life!
Two Top[Right] Pictures from Der Zwiebach Weg [Zweibach Trail] regarding the Anabaptist Origins of the Mennonite and the emphasis upon singing as part of their heritage and worship; bottom picture is in Gnadenau Cemetery, Hillsboro, Kansas, commemorating their origins in Germany-Russia. Our Family [the 4 Walls] always viewed a 'trip to Kansas' as the major family event of the year. On the way my sister and I were given 'specific instructions' about what to say/not say and whatever you say; don't tell a-n-y-o-n-e about Daddy's 'Pipe Smoking!' Although I attended Mainstream Protestant Singing because of Daddy's Choir Directing and Singing Talents, and now as a Registered/Tithe-Giving 'Messianic Congregation' Member, my Mennonite DNA still surfaces on very frequent occasions. Today, at 73, I am so grateful for the 'Mennonite Shepherding' of my earthly father and only wish he had been more strict and non-conforming with me during my rebellious teenaged years. That's why I will be buried next to him when I pass through the veil of this life to the next at Forest Park, Lawndale in Houston, Texas, my hometown. The Biggest Word of Thanks I can give to Both of my Parents is to be a 'Reborn Believer' at the age of 73 1/2 and to be a full tither, in addition to keeping the 'Real Shabbat' for the last (14) years.
Dec 04, 17 07:12 PM
"Mother pointed to Lynchburg from the 'Texas' Stern: That's Where I Came From!!!"
Dec 04, 17 06:49 PM
I was Fortunate to have been born in a Christian Home where faith, prayer, praise, worship,and Personal Testimony was a Focal Point of Our Family Life!
Dec 04, 17 05:37 PM
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Change of Regimen/ Protocol/ May 2017...
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