Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

It would be difficult to imagine life without Saccharomyces cerevisiae. That is the scientific name of the common yeast. It is essential for baking, brewing and winemaking. Through the process of fermentation, which produces energy and protein necessary for living tissues, it makes possible many of the things we take for granted in our everyday lives. In the grandeur that is life, it is the small things like yeast that makes life what it is.

The smallest of seeds becomes the biggest of trees. Dust from the stars evolve into a conscious intelligence. And this amazing evolution happens in one insignificant planet revolving around an average star almost at the edge of a small galaxy, named by this conscious intelligence as the Milky Way.

Small though we are, our imaginations know no limit. We reach for the stars. Limited though we may be, we dream of a life and existence without limits. We dream of a heaven where there is life everlasting. Insignificant though we seem, we wonder in the vastness of the universe why we seem to be the only one of our kind. We try to search for intelligent consciousness elsewhere. But we have so far not been successful.

This cannot all be by accident. There has to be Someone behind all this. And if we are but a fleeting moment in the timeline all that exists, it is like an eternity of being, having experienced the blessings of existence and consciousness. It is reason enough to be grateful to whoever it is who made all this possible.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
~ Psalm 106
Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds.
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed
that a person took and sowed in a field.
It is the smallest of all the seeds,
yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants.
It becomes a large bush,
and the birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.”
He spoke to them another parable.
“The Kingdom of heaven is like yeast
that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour
until the whole batch was leavened.”
All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables.
He spoke to them only in parables,
to fulfill what had been said through the prophet:
I will open my mouth in parables,
I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world.
Matthew 13:31-35
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