The Shade of the Kingdom
If you haven’t noticed lately, some don’t think America is great anymore.
The solution for some is to protest, though their freedom to do so proves the point is moot.
Others seek to make America great again by running for office.
What about those of us who follow Christ? What are we to think and do? I think we can find some clues in Mark 4.
Jesus compares the kingdom of God to a mustard seed. It’s small, but grows into a 15 foot bush. So big, in fact, that the bird see the comfort of its shade.
Jesus, it seems, doesn’t focus on earthly kingdoms. His concern is for His Father’s kingdom.
Where do the birds turn for rest? The kingdom. Not the nations of the world, but God’s kingdom.
America isn’t great? Seek the kingdom of God.
America’s great again? Seek a kingdom that puts it to shame.
The birds seek the shade of the kingdom. May we follow the birds’ lead.