Ephesians 5:13 ESV But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible. John 3:20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
In my backyard, I’ve had a hard time growing grass. I had a lawn specialist come in who fertilized and aerated it. Two years they worked on it but no grass! I had to let them go, as the lovely green grass in their ads didn’t happen.
As I was making bigger flower beds this year, I decided to put the grass plugs I had removed and place them on the bare areas. The ground was so hard I dug a little deeper to break up the soil. Oh my, what did the light expose, a small amount of soil, plastic mesh, and roots heavily crisscrossing everywhere. I pulled out the roots one by one for those that pulled out easily and used loppers on others. New soil was dispersed, and plugs were set in place. Within weeks the beginning of lush green grass could be seen.
I wish God would have said, “Grass Grow”. How easy that would have been, however, I learn more by real life situations that God uses to teach. How about you?
On the surface you can see there was a big problem that seemed not to be able to be fixed. One professional after another with their solution weighed in. Trying to doctor the problem by fertilizing, and punching holes didn’t even touch the problem.
Asking God to help me and to show me what He wanted me to learn, I heard Him say one word, Dig! Immediately, I picked up the shovel and dug.
The first thing brought to light was a thin layer of dirt. 🤔 If soil feeds plants then the Word must feed me. “O mercy Lord, I need help!
Second, the light revealed mesh holding down a massive network of roots which symbolize sins.🤔 Mesh must be a cover up of the sins.
Third, roots symbolizes sins which are exposed. 🤔 So sins you think you had hidden like Adam and Eve did in the garden is a cover up to you alone, making you sick.. God’s gaze upon the sins and you know that you’ve been caught. He had seen it all along but His full exposure brings you to your knees in great sorrow and repentance. God the Son looks down on you and speaks three words, “You are forgiven.” Then pauses and says, “Sin no more. Be about my Father work.”.
Bury these words in your heart – John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever (that’s you) believeth in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. By Rena K. Oynes © May 21, 2018