In spite of current appearances, God is in control, and His Kingdom will win in the end. God’s people need to be reminded of this now, just as they did in Daniel’s time.
The values of Jesus’ upside-down Kingdom are on display as He is mocked, beaten and crucified.
When the King of Kings rode into Jerusalem, the royal city, it was not with the pomp and ceremony that one would expect. Jesus was declaring what His Kingdom is like.
Through this parable, Jesus promises that God WILL grow His Kingdom. It may be difficult to see with our natural eyes, but we trust that it WILL happen according to His plan and timing.
Jesus, and His Kingdom, have broken into this world, overturning the power structures in the spiritual realm, but also shaking up our understanding of the family.