>This is Beautiful — "In Defense of Simile"

>Bowl of Canadian brown mustard seed for use in...                                          Image via WikipediaThis is a blog post by Shawn Groves.


The kingdom of God is like…
A diminutive mustard seed growing to become a gargantuan tree.
Buried treasure a man sells all for.
A net thrown in the sea to gather every kind of fish.

God’s people are like…
Slaves and servants of a benevolent king.
Children of a perfect Father.
A bride in white.

The presence of God is like…
A pillar of cloud shielding from the sun and leading across the wilderness.
Tongues of fire hovering above heads on Pentecost.

Sometimes only “like” gets at what a thing is…like.

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