Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fruit From Weeds: Insight 9

Even weeds can be redeemed

Last, but by no means least, our glut of weeds provided a lot of compostable material.  Those weeds, combined with the coffee grounds and yard waste, gave us 6 or 8 yards of good compost.

Those were all things society had no use for. In a word, they were garbage. But God’s perfect wisdom, working through far from perfect gardeners, turned them into a rich resource that will help feed many, many, folks.

We shouldn’t be surprised by that—God has a long history of changing what no one else values into great blessings. Think about the Hebrews; God turned a small, and highly dysfunctional, family into a people that gave us our Savior and key values of Western Civilization. Deuteronomy 7:6-8.  Think about Joseph and David.  They were the least thought of members of their families, but God used both powerfully to bless thousands in their times and billions over the years.  He still does that every time he turns one of us sinners into a saint.  1 Corinthians 1:28 puts it well, God chooses the “lowly things of this world and the despised things” to deliver His love.

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