Weeds Creep In
By: Jon and Lana Williams
Spring is upon us on this National Weed Appreciation Day. Most of us consider weeds to be a nuisance. By their definition, a weed is any plant that grows where it doesn’t belong. Plants that are weeds could be very good plants if planted in another location. A plant may be beautiful, strong, delicious or desirable in one location but a weed in another. Beautiful and lovely flowers growing in our vegetable garden are weeds. Unwanted trees growing in our yard are weeds. We all know the dandelion is only loved by a child. I have yet to see a perfect yard or garden that wasn’t the result of much work. The results of a beautiful yard or garden come after much work, including tilling, fertilizing, and weeding.
Weeds are much like sin in our lives. Weeds creep in and can overtake our heart, separating us from God. Weeds and sin spread and grow when ignored.
We need to spend time with God, in prayer and in His word, so God can prune and pluck the weeds from our lives. As He weeds the sin from our heart we move closer in our relationship with Him. As we continue preparing our hearts for Easter, are we allowing God the time and ability to prune and weed our hearts?
Prayer: Dear Lord, I praise you for this day and the reminder to spend time opening my heart to your work this day. I ask that you do your work, weed out the sin from my heart, so that I may draw closer to you t0day. In your name I pray. Amen.
About the Authors: Jon and Lana Williams are the Lay Leaders for the Northwest District of The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Till next time, this is Becky Litterer, Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty, Iowa