Tears and Tares

by | Feb 12, 2021

Tares are weeds that resemble wheat and tears are rain, tears cause the weeds to grow but also bring about the harvest of wheat.

Did you ever feel even a little sad pulling out the weeds from your garden because they were blooming with little pink, purple or even yellow flowers and looked very sweet? That’s what can happen when the Holy Spirit begins to weed the garden outside our Heart Room window.

We start to weep for the weeds he’s pulling out even ever so gently because we have come to see them as bouquets that celebrate the image we want for ourselves rather than strangling overgrowth that invades and chokes off our destiny of whom God is calling us to be. Let’s give ourselves permission to be sad about missing our weeds yet praying to be sadder still about missing our destiny .To welcome , receive and embrace wholeness turns out to be an heroic act.

(John 5:1-18), Jesus heals a man at the pool of Bethesda near the sheep gate. To embrace healing often means letting go of our lifestyle.

(Luke 18:18-30), Jesus and the rich young man

“So the rich young man was sad that he couldn’t go forward with Jesus’ invitation but sadder about what he would need to leave behind”

(Matthew 13:24-30), The Parable of The Weeds

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