What is the kingdom of God like?

For today’s “40 Days of Creation: dwelling in the Word and world”, we invite you to visit a garden. Right now this may not be easy for some, and recently I have been thinking of a garden as a place, any place, to set seed and trust in an uncertain future:

Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches”
Luke 13:18-19

And for some vicarious pleasure, here is a snippet of Piet Oudolf who designed New York city’s High Line, amongst other gardens, talking about capturing the emotions of nature through his work: