Have you ever heard of Mordecai Ham? Very few people have heard of him, and yet he has had a profound effect on the nations of the world. While Mordecai was preaching at a revival meeting in a tent, a young man came one evening and gave his life to Jesus. That man’s name was Billy Graham. Every person who has come to know Jesus Christ through Billy Graham’s ministry is a product of the obedience of a man named Mordecai Ham.
D. L. Moody, a hundred years ago, was responsible for leading more than a million people to Jesus Christ. Yet the man who shared the gospel with Mr. Moody was a common, ordinary man who made a decision to share Christ with the young boys in his Sunday School class. The Bible says the mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds, but grows to be a majestic tree (Matthew 13:31-32). As we are obedient to God in the “little areas,” the Lord promises there will be a great spiritual harvest. Influencing just one person for Christ can change the world.
The word of God is liked to the smallest mustard seed that is planted and sprouts. It grows into a big tree with many branches. The birds of the air makes it their home. They build nests, lay eggs and multiplies their number.