Jesus told people what the kingdom of God is like? Is that like telling people what heaven is like?
I can’t wait to hear. I bet it’s wonderful.
I bet there is lots of water with fish in it.
And the fish jump right out of the water and into our mouths.
And when we’ve had our fill of fish we can go swimming.
And there are lots of cats to chase – or better yet, no cats at all.
Oh. Oops. Some of my blogging friends are cats.
There are certain cats allowed – but no others.
And there are no leashes – we don’t have to keep our people on leashes because it’s impossible to get lost in heaven.
And we can run free wherever and whenever we want.
And when we get tired of running there are lots of treats waiting for us, and a nice cozy spot to curl up for a nap.
Is that what Jesus says heaven is like?
Okay, I’ll listen to what Jesus says.
Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like?”
What do you mean, Jesus asked that?
I thought Jesus knew everything. Isn’t He God?
He should know what His own kingdom is like.
Yes, I’ll listen.
Jesus asked another question. “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?”
Oh, I get it. Jesus was thinking out loud. That’s what I do on my blog all the time.
I’m listening person.
Jesus said the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden.
I get it! The man planted something and now us dogs get to go dig it up.
That’s heaven, right?
Jesus said that though the mustard seed is the smallest of all the seeds the people had, when it grows it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, and the birds of the air come and perch on its branches.
That’s what the kingdom of God is like?
Oh, now I see. The Bible talks about self control. So if I control myself and don’t dig up that seed – and keep all the other dogs from digging up that seed – then we will have a tree to leave messages on.
I almost forgot that it’s really important to have trees in heaven.
October 27, 2013 at 10:43 am
Self control? I Ginger have no self control! Well, I guess thats not exactly true, I havent wiped out the world yet in my takeover attempt and that takes a lot of self control…. guess I am in eh? The old guy is shaking his head.. I am out of here…
October 28, 2013 at 9:39 pm
Ginger, it’s good to keep some self control because if you wiped out the world you wouldn’t have a world left to dominate.
October 27, 2013 at 10:44 am
I like the part about having the trees to leave messages on. I always think about the mustard seed and the end result of what it means in my life…I think your blog helped me see the connection between “my” tree and that tree helping someone else have faith. That faith tree becomes a message.
October 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm
Vanessa, I’m glad this post helped you see something new in the story. My person can never make sense of my messages.
October 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm
You’re a very clever doggy, Bongo, aren’t you?! I think you know all about the tree of life! 🙂
October 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm
Marina, my person says I’ve lived lots of years but I don’t act old at all – so I must know about the tree of life.
October 28, 2013 at 7:19 am
A tree to leave messages on sounds great!!! We need to patiently wait for mustard seed grows, Bongo!!! 🙂
October 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm
Kevin, maybe we can find a mustard seed that somebody planted last year and has already turned into a tree.