signs of the kingdom

Been doing some highland wandering friends on unpaved roads in Wales that lead through the wild places where the wind blows free and the quiet spaces where you can hear the rhythm of the tides.  And remember we were made to have an ebb and flow too.  This castle signpost made me laugh. It stands in the middle of a field off any beaten path without so much as trail to its name and not a castle in sight.  I relate just a bit.  Which way the Kingdom?  Aren’t we all looking for a sign, a pointer, a map, gps directions… something?  I know some days I do.

But then those are the days I need reminding of what Jesus said: “Nor will they say, “See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Lk 17:21)

So if God’s Kingdom is within then maybe we {you and I} are called to be His signposts pointing lower, deeper, wilder, quieter, bolder, simpler to the breath-taking beauty beyond of His grace and His astounding mercy that still kisses a broken world in love.  Today may you know His kiss deeper than ever before.