Photo and Commentary ©2020 by Russell Jurgensen
Thursday, July 30, 2020

I drove through town and past an apartment complex to a new office building to make an appointment. Feeling a bit rushed, I made it up two flights of stairs to arrive at my destination out of breath. It turned out I didn’t need to rush and had an extra minute. Looking out the window, I stopped in my tracks. It looked like a different world from where I had just come. Not a road or building in site. Just trees and hills.

The Bible gives us many views into a different world. I like how Jesus talked about the kingdom of heaven.

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” Matthew 13: 31

Maybe when we are engrossed in troubles of the world, it might be something little that can kick into our consciousness to remind us of the world the Lord has planned for us and that we can have a little bit of it when we follow him.