Recently in the night I saw the parable of the Tares (weeds) and Wheat (Matthew 13). The thought process was how in our Wheat life we all of a sudden plant or allow a Weed to grow and it tries to overtake the Wheat life in us. Then I heard Jesus say, “An enemy has done this.” (13:27) These are the words of Jesus… the landowner who owns us as his wheat. We all have had a weed or two pop up as we go along
So what do we do with our weed troubles? We repent of them, but some will be there until the harvest, but without power or memory, unless we allow them to thrive. By weed control and prayer they only become part of our journey. At the end (the harvest) they will be taken out and destroyed. It is not part of our daily life but it is a part of our history… that only glorifies the grace and mercy of our dear God and redeemer. This forms our conscience for all the time we live on the earth and trains us for righteousness. Roz had this thought on it: Jesus said to leave the weeds because the Wheat may be able to turn the ‘ways of weeds’ into the ‘ways of wheat’ by mercy and grace.
‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them (the weeds) up?’ But he said, ‘No, while you are gathering up the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Allow both to grow together until the harvest.” Jesus