Jesus tells us of the parable of the sower…in the book of Mark chapter 4. The sower went out to sow. Some seed falls beside the road and the birds feast upon it. Some falls on rocky areas and spring up but get no depth so are scorched by the sun. Other seed landed among thorns that grew up and choked the life out of it. But the seed that fell on good soil grew and increased to a great crop.
As a gardener, I just get fed up with weeds and clearing them out.
As a Christian, I get equally fed up with “the insidious weeds” that sprout each day to choke out my joy. Jesus tells us in Luke 21:34 “Be on guard, that your hearts may not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day come on you suddenly like a trap.” Did He KNOW us or what? Every day frustrations and what I generally refer to as “drama” bog us down and make us focus on ‘things’ instead of God’s promise of eternal Hope. All the ‘things’ we worry about SO much are temporal. Will any of them matter in 5 years? 10 years?
We take NOTHING with us when we go. We leave a legacy behind. Will it be one of joy and praise to the Creator or of bitterness and regret? Will people miss our presence or be relieved that we can no longer cause them pain?
I want to be the Light of the World that Jesus asks me to be. To show the way of Hope for all who are oppressed by depression, sorrow, grief, pain, anger, envy, strife and other afflictions of the soul. I want to rejoice in His glorious gift of forgiveness and share it with all who will listen and accept.