In Defense of Simile

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.


Intimacy with God is like…

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