2012-12-24 - What Would a Farmer Say?
But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. (Matthew 13:25)
It must have happened while I was asleep. Someone planted weeds next to my wheat crop. The bandit didn't have enough guts to do it in the daylight. He crept around like a thief in the dark, afraid to get caught. All that time spent sowing seed, now wasted.
Of all the mean and heartless acts, this is the worst. I pray it never happens again!
Some of the workers wanted to pull out the thistles. I advised against the idea, because it would harm the crop. The best thing was to have the thistles and wheat grow side by side. When it comes time to harvest, the thistle will be sorted out, burned, and separated from the wheat produce. I will be honest; it will be tedious and difficult to avoid the thistle's spikes. We have a lot of unnecessary work ahead of us, but it is essential - and worth it to salvage any type of fruitful crop.
This experience has taught me that it pays to be calm and forgiving. All I can do is my best, and lean on the Lord to supply my lacks.
Lord, Wherever I turn there is such despair. Help me do all I have to accomplish, without getting discouraged. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.