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This past Thursday during our Season of Creation Bible Study, we looked at Matthew 6:25-30 (consider the birds…) and Matthew 13:31-32 (the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed…) to see instances of how Jesus drew on examples and wisdom from Creation in his teachings.

We have this ability too, to ‘consider’ and learn a little more about ourselves, about the Kingdom, and even what God might be like from the world around us.

The following reflection is from a series I did for Advent 3 years ago on Instagram.

I wonder what parable, what wisdom you will discover this week in the world.


Do you know how long it takes a tree to decompose? Decades. Centuries. It’s hard to imagine that this small, delicate fungus can be a part of the total transformation of something as giant, solid and enduring as this tree, but it can. It’s amazing. It just takes time. I wonder if that’s kinda like how we might participate in the advent of the Kingdom.

O God, it’s hard to imagine how something as small and delicate as us can be involved in something as big as the transformation of the whole world - there is so much that seems too hard, too enduring to break down, to change. Give us eyes to see the difference we make in the greater story. Give us patience in our work.