The Kingdom of God

Jesus spoke about the kingdom of God
To His followers through parables -
Faith doesn't always take root or bear fruit
For one's heart needs to be arable

The kingdom of God is likened to
A mustard seed, that is very small
But when it is planted and watered,
Its roots spread out, pervading all 

The kingdom of God is also like
Yeast, that's transformative
Flavoured with abundance,
Is the feast God's preparing to give

To those who are born again,
Born of water and the Spirit
Like a little child, accept
God's invitation if you hear it

And He will graciously welcome 
You into His righteous realm
Where a bounty of peace and joy
Will eternally overwhelm 
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July 18, 2017