Filling In The Holes

There are several of these holes in our front yard. They were left when the dandelions and other weeds were pulled this spring. They're a little unsightly, but they are proof of the hard work my husband did in our yard.

So now what? What can we do to fix these holes? I could plant a pretty flower in each one of them. That would brighten up the yard and give us something lovely to look at...for a while.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. Isaiah 40:7

Or we could put some sod, some pre-grown grass, over each one. It's not the same grass, though, and it might not root. Then there would be another dead patch to deal with.

And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. Mark 4:16-17

But wouldn't it be better to sow some grass seed and allow God to work in nature the way it was designed? Human beings can force things and kick down doors, but the Lord will work in His own time and grow things in His own way.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

God is doing this exact same work in the hearts of Christian women. We have holes left in our hearts from His constant pruning and weeding. If you've ever been through a trial or valley in your life, you're quite familiar with those holes. They're the proof of the work He's doing to grow and cultivate us.

We could fill them in with something ourselves, but that will just lead to withered, offended patches. Instead, we have to be willing to let the holes be filled with the good things, those perfect things that God has chosen just for those particular spots. Then they will grown up thick and lush, fit for the Master's use.

What holes are in your yard today?

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