pulled and pulled and pulled…and pulled and pulled and pulled. Suddenly the ground began to give way, releasing the little roots that held the bigger root so firmly in place. All of a sudden…
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United and Kim-Evinda.
All of a sudden, the big release came and my efforts were rewarded. This root that turned out to be massive finally let go of its dwelling place where it had grown and flourished for over 16 years. The release almost sent me flying to my butt, but the joy of having conquered kept me upright. 😊 When I finally got it completely out of its hiding place I was amazed at its length: The sucker was more than three feet long!!!!
Oh, what a feeling it was to have pulled it completely up and out, and yet, it had really taken some work.
As I worked my way up the hill in my backyard pulling weeds, inch by inch, or so it felt like, I couldn’t help but find lots of symbolism between the weeds on my hill and the weeds in our hearts. What was even more real was the struggle I’d encounter when I wasn’t quite sure it was a weed because it actually looked so pretty.
But isn’t that how sin starts out, appealing to all of our senses, tempting us and luring us until it is rooted in our minds and then it travels down into our souls and thereafter comes out in our actions. The more we feed it by ignoring it, the more embedded it gets in our lives. But at some point, like the weeds on my hill, they begin to choke out the real beauty in life and some deep work must be done.
Friend, the soil of our hearts needs to be tended to lest the weeds come and overtake our senses, blocking out all that is good in life. Proverbs 4:23 instructs us to guard our hearts because everything we do flows from it.
Have you done your gardening lately?