The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ was the inauguration of God’s plan to rescue His Creation, not just mankind but the entire cosmos, from the bondage of sin; His plan to sort out the mess that we have made of this world, to renew His Creation and to establish His Kingdom here on earth when the glory of God will pour out of the New Jerusalem filling and flooding the new heavens and the new earth as the waters cover the sea. The mustard seed, the nucleus, was planted on the first Easter morning, 2,000 years ago in an empty tomb in Jerusalem. It took root and it grew, it burst out of the tomb, and it continues to grow today with the reality of God’s future bursting through into the darkness and despair of this present world. God’s plan is infallible, the outcome indisputable. It will happen with or without you, but the exciting fact is that whilst God doesn’t need you to bring about the Kingdom here on earth, He wants you to be part of preparing building blocks for His New Creation. What you do in the here and now, in the name of Jesus, may seem very small to you, it may seem insignificant, it may seem as insignificant as a mustard seed but it is not, for God will take it and use it in the new heavens and the new earth, in the Kingdom of Heaven on earth, for which we pray when we say “Your Kingdom come”.