The kingdom is breaking through through those who are following Jesus–through me and you! God’s kingdom is seeping out from you like a tea bag in hot water. Father Christmas, C.S. Lewis, Star Wars Episode IV, The Lord of the Rings, all point to Jesus’ kingdom and your part in it. It may seem bad in our world right now and it may be hard to believe, but God’s kingdom is breaking into the world through you! Finding the point in a parable helps us to see why people respond to God’s message the way that they do. We can’t make a person believe, but we can cast the seed. Be faithful and be encouraged!