It never seems to grow. Outside my apartment window is a common ground area. In the center is lush green grass, but a half moon around is dead, brown grass. It was that way in the spring, over the summer and now into the fall months. It never seems to grow. I don’t know why it is there. Perhaps they dug it up to put in a sprinkler system and the grass never recovered. Also, that section gets less sun, shaded by the building.
So what? Well, it reminded me of areas of my life that are not being reached by the Son. Some parts of my heart, mind and soul are verdant and growing. But, what about other areas? Do I have brown patches? Is there something dead in my heart like residual anger or mistrust or hurt that I have not dealt with? Perhaps I have buried them so deep that I have covered them over. But nothing grows there.
I never seem to grow? Is Something preventing that area of my life from replenishing and sending up new shoots of love and mercy? The truth is, harboring something deep inside will only kill the roots. Until I give it to the Son it won’t grow. . .In fact, if I am not careful, it may “kill” the other grass around it. It may just begin to infect the roots(reasons) of other things I do and feel.
Maybe I need to have Christ do some uprooting and digging into my life to make sure it is all growing in Him. Maybe these brown patches need to be totally removed, so green grass can take over. Or perhaps, it just needs to be healed and the disease which is killing it stopped. Maybe it’s time to turn it over to the Master Gardener. How about you?