Far Away–or Near?

Posted: May 6, 2014 in World On The Edge

file9431259009263While taking a break from working in our yard this beautiful, past weekend, my husband commented on the grass he’d just cut and trimmed. “From far away, it looks pretty good–nice and green. But closer up, it’s full of weeds.”
I said, “Oh, that’s a good idea for a blog!” So here it is:

How does your life look right now? Nice and green from far away, or filled with weeds on a closer look?

I’d have to say there are plenty of weeds in the yard of my life, plenty of the strangling stuff, with very deep roots, that ought to be pulled out.

Why don’t we pull the weeds in our lives? Why do we let them go–and grow–knowing the time may come when they will take over? But because we don’t know WHEN that time will come, we sort of prance along. Deep down, we may be unsatisfied with the way our lives are progressing, still, we think we have time to change. But do we?

Not one of us–not one–knows when or how our life will end. But as Christians we do have an idea of what lies in wait for us when it does—- Eternal life.  And we have been given the map to get there in the Ten Commandments.

While the musicians play, Nearer my God to Thee, (which is where I think we all want to be when our ‘time’ comes)  there are some poignant scenes in the movie, TITANIC. No one knew their extravagant, supposedly indestructible, ship would go down. No one knew how close to death they were. But with that realization, the first thing that came to mind for them was their personal lives, and that what was most important was their Eternal Life.

In our world today, there are many similar instances of sudden death. Just a look at the news will tell us so.  But do those stories affect us for more than a minute or two?  Yet they might be looked at as somewhat of a warning that there is no guarantee about the length of our life.

I don’t know about you, but that seems rather hefty to me.

Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.–Matthew 13:30

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