Sunday, May 20, 2007

Silly little Rabbit

So a couple of years ago when we moved in this house I decided I wanted to learn about gardening and I wanted to have flower beds in my back yard. I love to be outside and I love to work so gardening is great fun for me. I even love pulling weeds. (We have them bad this year in my grass!) One of my favorite flower are "Black-eyed Susan's." They are about the size of a daisy but they are yellow with a dark center. They remind me of my mom. She loves yellow. She also loves to be outside and work so I probably get this from her. I miss her a lot so they make me smile.

Anyway, this silly little rabbit is slowly eating them. I thought I had lost from anyway from the late freeze but they are coming up and looking great. He has slowly but schematically eaten them. Everyone keeps telling me to shoot him with Ryder's bebe gun. But our paths never cross. ARRRRR...he makes me frustrated. Silly little Rabbit....go eat some weeds!

He won't eat the weeds. There are plenty of those. I would be happy if he would..he could have a feast..but no he wants my pretty flowers. Weeds are interesting to me..I heard someone say one time.."A weed is anything growing that you don't want in your flowerbeds." Very true. I love those tall orange day lilies I think they are called "Tiger Lilies" they remind me of Regan. They always bloom around her birthday. I had some in front of my house in Texas and they are all down the side of my house here. But many people don't like them...they think they are like weeds. My neighbors have been getting trying to kill of their "Snow on the Mountain" since I've known them. I have even planted some of their's in my garden. I love it...they are getting rid of it like a weed.
Jesus told a story about weeds once. In Matthew 13. He said "The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil." See weeds are from the EVIL ONE!


There are seasons in my life wither internally or externally Christ make me deal more heavily with the weeds in my life. I deal daily with the weeds that pop up (my temper flare, pride, or contentment). I want to deal with them before they take over. Then there are somethings that I realize "I don't like that anymore." It is like the my Day Lilies some think are weeds or my neighbor's beautiful vine I simply don't want them there. No one else my even notice but I KNOW it needs to go! It is hard work to keep all the weeds out and keeping my guard up against the work of the Evil One. It seems the Evil One won't destroy the weeds in my life he only goes after the parts of me that are most valuable. This process of of becoming the woman God wants me to be is done by the Holy Spirit, Me and in community....while working daily on this Journey with Jesus I am comforted to know this truth from the mouth of Jesus in Matthew 13....
"As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

One day our job will will done. We won't have to pick our weeds because JESUS will have wrapped all that work up himself. Then we will shine! We hear you Jesus we hear you! Thank you for the HOPE! So, today I say go pick a weed and enjoy some flowers and remember watch out for those little Rabbits!

ps Regan continues to be on a steady flow of breathing treatments and oxygen. Her seizures were up on Friday but good on Saturday. So keep up the prayers. They are like a fragrant offering to God...and we see the fruit (or flowers) of them popping up all over!
pss Rylee has her Piano Recital today! I would say I would post pictures later but I STILL HAVE NO CAMERA!

1 comment:

amyjo said...

Hey-I enjoyed pulling weeds w/ you today. I'm totally w/ you on the weed thing. :-) God is good and faithful--so are you.