So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. Matthew 13:24-30 From a distance, when the lawn that surrounds my house is perfectly mowed and landscaped you can’t tell the weeds from the grass. It all looks perfectly green. Not until the lawn grows out a bit and you get right up on it do you recognize the crabgrass and a few other unidentified specimens. Cutting the grass of course is a short-term fix. Sooner or later the lawn needs to be treated. There are those who will always ease their way into our lives because they want control of something that does not belong to them. From a distance they can be quite indistinguishable but the closer you get their true nature is revealed. The good news is that in due season, watch out as the weeding begins, because God will not be interested in short-term fixes.
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” (Gen. 8:22) There is always someone to be fed, someone to be clothed and someone to be comforted. Through us, God provides abundantly. Our blessings and gifts great and small are intended to be shared. Find someone to share them with everyday and God’s Love is continually released in the world.
1 John 3:16-24 How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the worlds goods, and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
1 Peter 4:10-11 Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.