Jesus’ parables were simple. He never made them complicated and made it so where anyone with the intellect of a small child could understand. If anyone could go deep it would have been Jesus. Yet instead of “Quantum Entanglement” Jesus had a simple way of speaking, saying “If you have the faith of a mustard seed and tell that tree to go into that lake it will move, now let’s go eat fish” (Matthew 17:20).
Why did Jesus speak simply?
This way of speaking was SO SIMPLE people were confused as to why he did not make it more complicated. Yet Jesus wished for all to come to him and for all to be able to understand him. Because of this, he did not speak of the universe and the size of the sun nor the properties of atoms. He spoke in a way that allowed all to understand and connect to his messages.
Because of how simple Jesus made his parables, we often feel the need to fill things in, and find deeper meanings behind his words, even when Jesus’s proclamations were understandable at face value. We often expect pastors and preachers to explain the deep and underlying meaning behind a verse when in reality, it can be taken for face value and still provide food for thought.
Receive Jesus’ words
God does not play dice with the world and he provides us with the instructions for us to understand. Our own misconception that he talks in riddles often clouds our judgment. Even when it may seem hard, if he tells you “I love you,” then he means it. And you are worth it. Take what he says. And if it seems simple, then it probably is for a reason!
“For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14:33
You Say by Lauren Daigle
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