Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Week 13 Day 2

Finding God in the Mysteries of every day

Matthew 13:24Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

Weeds Zizanion- Greek- a sort of darnel  a  spurious plant that looks like wheat, but its seeds are black and useless. -Fake, false-

Certainly, what we see today is the field-(the world) has been invaded by an enemy and tares, weeds, have been planted among the wheat. With all of the political and social commentary about rights versus  responsibilities , bitter and sweet light and darkness conflict is inevitable What does Scripture say about wheat and tares How are we to comport ourselves in this world of contradictions? When in the Unites States we lean on the 1st Amendment Rights accorded to us under the constitution we are immediately in an inferior positioning to anyone with a “wild hair” idea and their access to a public voice and the ability to gather as many followers as they can. The privileges and responsibilities of Christian citizenship also carry with them the necessity to trust God in the face of everything that the “prince of the power of the air (Ephesians 2:2) may choose to throw in our path. Consider shared spaces , courtesy responsibility safety consider the cost of disagreement consider the cost of silence, consider  the forms of either direct confrontation or exclusion and isolation All of these are problems For the Christian heart, but they are natural occurrences  and  to close ourselves off, to  cocoon ourselves in safe spaces denies the presence power and mission of Jesus Christ as he works and leads in our lives

Published by larry7253

Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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