This tree is in the Angkor Wat temple complex near Siem Reap, Cambodia. It has been in a couple of films. Portions of the complex were abandoned for several thousand years allowing the vegetation to take over. The passage of time and the growth of the trees destroyed this portion of the temple. In some places the trees grew along the bricks and in other places they upended the stone destroying that portion of the temple complex.

The passage of thousands of years is probably not something we will ever worry about, and probably only marvel at it when we have the opportunity. But the passage of a day, a week, a month and even years is something we do have to attend to. When people press me for my understanding of the “end times” I honestly defer, I have no ability to control its timing, and only find evidence to the contrary that I should be concerned about it. What I have been charged with is now, what am I doing now. That is the time that I focus on. How am I part of the creation of the kingdom of God, NOW.

That is a thin place.


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