Am I the only person who loves and hates this season? I love the green hills, rushing creeks, and loath weeds growing around my house. Driving down to the valley reminds us that spring shows us so many of God’s truths. Spring reminds me that God makes things new. Brown grass turns green, and dry creek beds spring forth life after a rain, causing the sound of rushing water. All of these things combined create renewed hope.

I love renewal but despise the rapid growth of weeds. Weeds remind us of the fall and its consequences, “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil, you shall eat of it,” and toil of it do we all do. This whole thing leaves me with such a conflict in my heart. Do I use chemicals like Round Up or a natural remedy like vinegar and salt? Do I apply a per-emergent? Then there is weed-eating. Can I say how much I love what weed eating does to my allergies?

The bottom line is we all have to deal with some form of toil when it comes to our yards. But is that the only place we deal with weeds? This week, Jesus unpacks a powerful parable about weeds that we all need to pay close attention to. What is startling to me is not the weeds in our yards that are so easy to spot. Those weeds might be frustrating, but they do not scare me. What scares me are the weeds in my life I can not see.

Join me this Sunday as we look at these powerful red-letter words from Jesus as he warns of all of the weeds and how they came to be in our lives. This week, I pray that we can all see the weeds in our lives after we open God’s Word this Sunday. I hope to see you at 9:30 AM this Sunday for a time of Worship, Prayer, time in the Word, and fellowship.

In Him,
Pastor Chris