- Weeding takes strength, perseverance, and a desire to clean things up.
- Some weeds are more stubborn than others.
- Sometimes we have to dig deep.
- Some weeds are quite pretty . . . but sap strength and fruitfulness from the tree.
- Sometimes we have to use a sharp implement to cut or dig around the roots.
- Sometimes just a gentle wiggling and tug will get out a weed, especially if the weeds are surrounded by wood chips (like the Scriptures surrounding an individual).
- Sometimes our hands get dirty or we get hurt while weeding, especially if we aren't wearing gloves (prayer or Word of God to protect).
- Getting down closer to the roots helps in pulling out weeds.
- Pulling out just one weed or two at a time instead of a huge clump can be helpful, making others nearby come up more easily--the roots may be connected in ways we didn't realize!
- Weed control--constant upkeep--makes things easeasier.refreshing drink of water or encouraging word is always good.
- Sometimes we skip certain weeds because they are too hard or seemingly insignificant . . . but watch out--they will grow!
- The final results are beautiful and orderly, more pleasing to all around!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Our apple trees have weeds growing around the base like--well--weeds. Some are wiry grass, some are willowy. Even with wood chips put down last year, the weeds come. We are weeding and adding a heaping amount of wood chips this year. While I was weeding I thought of some analogies of weeds to sins. I've thought of some of these before, and probably a million others have, too, but I think it is neat that God made His world--even the fallen world--to have correlations and lessons for our lives. Here are some possible correlations.