Why are weeds so hardy and plants so susceptible?
It is the result of Adam and Eve disobeying God which corrupted our world.
Genesis 3:17-19a To Adam He said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food…”
That is why good things require care and attention while negative things flourish even though we try to weed them out. Relationships require maintenance or they dry up and wither. Bitterness and unforgiveness keep rising up even though we uproot them from our hearts.
The good news is that the earth is in process of restoration to the way it was before sin corrupted everything. The pre-sin garden had no weeds and the plants grew with ease. Relationships were rich in love and nothing could damage them.
Every time you step into your garden or tend your plants or arrange a bouquet of plastic flowers because you do not have a green thumb is a good time to remember that it will not always be this way. Jesus is coming back as King and will make all things new again.
Meanwhile, those who are subject to the King are to be about the restoration of the kingdom. Keep weeding your gardens and cultivating relationships. The King is coming!