I love working in my vegetable garden. It is my relaxing quiet time with God and His creation. One summer, the weeds were plentiful and surrounded each row of vegetables. As I pulled them one by one, I noticed my vegetables begin to stand tall without the many weeds trying to choke them out by taking all the water and nourishments away. I began to reflect on my life and those around me.
When the worries of life, the deceitfulness of others, and our own sinful desires try to choke us out from God's nourishment, we are like those weeds I pulled. We need to nourish ourselves on God's Word. Then we can encourage and equip those around us to be firmly planted in God's Word so that the weeds of daily living can't choke them out. He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness (2 Cor. 9:10).
Who can you nourish today?
LWML North Wisconsin District President