It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. There are both weeds and wheat growing in the fields of our hearts. We might feel desperate to have God tear out the weeds of our lives as quickly as possible, but as Jesus’ parable notes, sometimes both are left to grow together because it can be a challenge for people to distinguish wheat from weeds (Matt. 13:29); rather, it is God who has the wisdom to discern the difference. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord’s table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.
This Sunday TLLC member and retired pastor David Seddelmeyer, picks up on last week’s Parable of the Sower and brings us Part 2 of the message: “How Does Your Garden Grow?” with “What Do We Do with All Those Weeds?” Join us at 9:00 & 11:00 AM!
image: Harvesting the Sheaves by Clausen George. British school, 19th century. Photo copyright © Artepics/age fotostock/Superstock. Used by permission.