2016-06-17 - Lumps of Grass
Recently, I have noticed places in some lawns around town, that appeared to be objects that had to be mowed around. After living next to one such lump of grass I have learned another possibility. The lump is nothing more than what was originally grass, which was piled up after mowing. Rather than being raked into a bag and disposed of, the lump is the result of just leaving it there, and the seed causing new growth on top of the pile. As the grass has been cut shorter and shorter, another pile developed, and the same thing has occurred. Now there are two or three of these lumps of grass around this huge empty lot. Knowing that God calls us to take care of what he has given us, I see it as a form of neglect. “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden, to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15 NIV)
We all can sometimes have figurative lumps of grass in our lives. They are those things which we think are managed, but suddenly seeds of mischief sprout and begin again. If we ignore them, they can take over, and then they rule us, rather than us managing what we have been charged to do. If we are truly interested in serving our Father, we need to nip these things in the bud, with his help, so we can more effectively show others the love of a Savior.
“If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)” (I Tim 3:5 NIV)
All scripture references from King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted