When my oldest was little and we corrected her telling her to stop doing something, often she would say, “But I love to!”
Yesterday was the first day of mowing season here on the farm. I love to be on the mower especially with the sun shining down on me and seeing all of God’s beautiful creation He is letting us take care of for Him.
As I came up to one spot, I saw this.
This part of the field was covered with these purple plants called Henbit. Yes, they are beautiful but they are also weeds.
I couldn’t help but make the parallel to life.
Sin can be beautiful at first. It’s fun, exciting, tastes good, feels good, and it makes me think I deserve it.
But it’s still sin.
She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious. Genesis 3:6
In the end sin, like the purple weeds, needs to be mowed down.
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see. Oh, be careful little hands what you do. Oh, be careful little mouth what you say. Oh, be careful little ears what you hear. Oh, be careful little feet where you go. For the Father up above is looking down in love.
May the Father, the Gardener of our lives, mow us down when we need it. May He trim us until we bloom and grown in His goodness.