God as venture capitalist

This past weekend I had the chance to worship with Katie and the girls at New Hope UMC.  It was wonderful to be with them and that community of faith.  It is always neat to me to see the radically different ways God moves throughout different churches and how the Spirit comes in all different forms.  Throughout the morning the scripture we were encouraged to reflect upon was the parable of the talents found in Matthew’s gospel.  Here 3 servants were given differing sums of money to care for. The 2 that received the most doubled the money and the one who had the least buried it.  Then the master pleased with the first two, took the money from the 3rd servant and gave it to the one with the most. 
Now in this teaching we are the servants and God is the master.  However one thing has stuck with me for the past couple of days.  Now you have to keep in mind that i am a tech nerd and our family watches the show Shark Tank often.  So I love seeing new and innovative ideas and also those who have enough financial resources to fund some of these ideas.  The area of venture capital is fascinating to me. 
With my limited knowledge of how the financial backing system works I can’t shake the feeling that God must be the worst venture investor EVER! Think about little bit.  Would you invest and entrust your valuables to the battered broken mess that is humanity if you were God?  This is not simply a one time teaching.  Look at the disciples Jesus chooses to carry on the Gospel after he is gone….they are a mess.  Other parables like the one of the sewer tossing valuable seed on the rocks, in the weeds, on the cart path and eventually the good soil.  No famer would really do that. 
So then why?  Why invest in the lost cause?  Why give so much to those who have such a sketchy track record?
In a word Grace. 
In more than one word. God knows the full story and the big picture.  God can operate or invest out of an economy of abundance rather than scarcity.  God is able to pick the long shot evey time because God (the creator) knows the potential of every single one of us.  And this is why the master in our parable is mad at the 3rd servant.  He knows the potential he sees the worth on the inside.  And when the servant doesn’t even to the least to yield a return (stick the money in the bank to collect interest) the master, God, is angry.   
God, Alpha and Omega, knows the beginning and the end because God is the beginning and the end. So the question I am asking each day is how am I showing a return to God DAILY on God’s investment of grace?