Wow 2020 has been crazy. First the Impeachment trial, then the Chinese Virus and then the chaos in the streets. Now the schools are back to in person classes then there back to distance learning. Last but not least the mess that was called an election.
Ok, let me take a breath. Even in all of this “stuff” God is at work. As I pray and meditate, God has shown me he is beginning to separate the wheat from the tares.
The Parable of the Weeds
Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
“‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
“‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
As Christian we don’t always live like we have “hope”. With these weird times I have noticed some believers putting more trust in government leaders then in God. It is a double edged sword. On one hand God is the one who appoints the “Kings”around the world. So in our flesh we need to obey them. On the other hand when they are instilling fear to manipulate us, we should not listen to them.
So, how does the parable fit into what I am talking about? There are believers who are not coming to church because of COVID. They started watching services on line but as time goes on they watch less and less. Before you know it you are losing touch with the church/ body of Christ. Now to be clear, going to church does not make you saved and not going to church does not make unsaved. Christ is in us but we are made for fellowship. Getting together with other believers is good for us. The old saying, you are what you eat or garbage in garbage out. Satan is trying to keep us apart.
My encouragement is not to be the Tare in the parable. Be the healthy wheat that the will be kept. Get back to church if you are able to. If you are not able to then set your clock on Sunday and make sure to participate in the live service.
Don’t let Satan win by separating you from the body, church. Once we are separated it is hard to reconnect. Like a finger, there is a certain time before it can not be reattached. The good thing is in Christ so long as you’re alive you can be reconnected to the body.