May 12, 2020
When was the last time you took a good look at a
dandelion? Oh, you probably see them all the time right now,
but when did you look at it closely? It's really an amazing
plant, with a fascinating system of multiplication! Have you
ever looked closely at those tiny seeds attached to those feathery
parachutes? It's really an amazing multiplication
design! As many of us know, it doesn't take long for
dandelion plants to literally overwhelm a yard...but isn't
that the point?
Honestly, the church can learn a lot from a dandelion plant. Most churches use a simple addition strategy; add a person here, then add a person there. While it can slowly work, it doesn't have near the impact of multiplication! Multiplication is what Jesus intended for his church.
In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus instructs his disciples to use a "dandelion" type strategy for impacting the world through multiplication; disciples making disciples who make disciples. What if, in this season of pandemic, the church paid attention to Jesus' instructions, and began to live like dandelions? What would our neighborhoods look like? What would our community look like? One thing is certain, there would be no mistaking the fact that the church has left the building!