The Kingdom

Luke 13: 18-21

What to compare with the Kingdom of God?

A mustard seed.  Some yeast.

The miniscule seed grows into a tree

Loaves are yielded from the least.

 

The kingdom began with eleven men

Who followed the Three in One

They were multiplied on the Day of Pentecost:

The church, the bride of God’s Son.

 

Not only for Jews, but for Gentiles

The Kingdom is for all who repent

And confess the name of Jesus

Whom to us the Father lent.

 

He became flesh and dwelled in our midst

He experienced all that we do

And made the ultimate sacrifice

Suffered, bled, and died — for you.

 

Do you want to be part of the Kingdom?

Read His Word, embody the part

Of the mustard seed and the yeast

Who were there at the church’s start.

 

Copyright 2016 margaretportergriffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Table

 

We learned the Psalm as children

The Lord is my shepherd.  I shall not want.

It’s true.

But what does it mean that He sets a table?

In front of my enemies?

Simply that He provides all we need.

Those who oppose can’t touch it.

It’s ours.

God’s love.

His care.

And eventually, life that — unlike the table of today —  lasts forever.

 

What Does Grace Sound Like?

For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And it is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.  Ephesians 2:8

“…My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  2 Corinthians 12: 8-9

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Last time I shared how the rhythm of a heartbeat, first Adam’s, then Jesus’s, carried through a song about the church. The same artist has an equally far-reaching analogy: water, for the “never-ending, unrelenting” grace of Christ.

He chooses “drops of water all around, a fountain for my soul, a mighty waterfall” to exude the concept of grace, which is both incredible and indescribable.  But to my human ears, it comes close.  And I had to get a guitar like this one to pretend I could sing it, too.