Grass is growing like weeds and weeds are growing like…weeds.
As I first learned decades ago – when I proudly showed off my brand new and healthy houseplant to an older friend only to be devastated when she informed me that where they came from, those were WEEDS – one man's weed is another man's delightful flower. And when it comes to dandelions that is totally true right in my own Sandwich Generation family. I love to see their cheery yellow faces with an occasional hint of pink in some of the petals, reminding me it really is spring no matter WHAT the temperature is. My grandkids – near and far – LOVE to blow them everywhere. But my senior mom just shakes her head and can't wait for them to be mowed away. 🙂 She much prefers them like the photo above – where they can't cause her allergy issues.
Of course, we can struggle with spiritual weeds in our lives, too, can't we? I thought this Scripture would be a good one to remind my grandkids AND ME about this week.
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry…the righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:12-15, 17
It's been a good reminder for us of behavior issues and a real spirit lifter for us as well.
How about you? What Bible verses has God been encouraging you and your Sandwich Generation family with this week?