The seasons are turning and, at the time of Jesus’ journey to the cross, here the seasons were turning too.

He told them a story. “Look at a fig tree. Any tree for that matter. When the leaves begin to show, one look tells you that summer is right around the corner. The same here—when you see these things happen, you know God’s kingdom is about here. Don’t brush this off: I’m not just saying this for some future generation, but for this one, too—these things will happen. Sky and earth will wear out; my words won’t wear out. Luke 21:29-33 (The Message)

Jesus has been teaching about the signs of the time that will preceed the end of time. This is the time when God’s kingdom will come once and for good! He says so that every generation to be watchful. If the changing of the seasons is evident, through the fruiting of the fig tree, then the coming of God’s kingdom will be preceeded by just as evident signs. As we are looking for the changing of the seasons so too, in faith, we should be looking for the signs of the coming of God’s kingdom too.

As I see the seasons changing around me, Lord, let me see the signs of your coming kingdom. As I live in anticipation of the summer let me anticipate your kingdom more. Amen

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