A few weeks ago my nephew announced nani your yard needs mowing as if I wasn’t the one entering and leaving the doors of my house on a regular basis. Although I’m known to a bit unobservant to my surrounding at times, I could plainly see that all the rain and the unexpected snow we had received here in Arkansas had caused the once brown dormant grass to waken into small piles of mushy green carpet.
The reawakening of dormant things is one of the greatest beauties of the spring season.
The waiting in the winter in the anticipation of change can be hard and lonely.
Eventually, seasons do change, but often the signs of change are so subtle that we barely notice them while we are in the thicket of life’s hustle and bustle.
I woke up one morning with the words the grass withers, and the flowers fade but the word of the Lord stands forever pressed in the forefront of my mind. Then only a few short days later 1 Peter 1:24-25 was a part of my reading in The Love God Greatly study.
Who gives much thought to grass? We walk on it, mow it, mulch it and sometimes we try to stop it from growing in certain places? Yet God uses the most mundane to teach us a lesson.
The eternal God compared to the fading grass.
You and I are like the grass.
Are you tending to that which is fleeting or that which is eternal?
On one hand I can’t help but think about how quickly life slips past us and how important it is to tend to our relationships with one another. We have a way of fading in and out of each other lives beyond just physical death. Just as the yard needs mowing so do our relationships need tending so that they do not fade away quickly like the wildflowers.