Laying new Lawn – The Spiritual lesson I learnt from my mistake

I am relaying my lawn and through this experience I have gained a spiritual insight that I thought was worth sharing.

A few weeks ago, I had used weedkiller to try and kill the weeds that I had seen growing on my lawn. But I made a mistake and bought a weedkiller that is not lawn friendly for my lawn. Unaware of this, I sprayed it liberally across my lawn and it has left a large patch of dead grass!

But in every event I will take a learning lesson from it.

Ultimately, it is to read the packaging fully.

Secondly, it is to be in the best state of mind and carve the necessary time needed when doing something new. I am a novice gardener and haven’t had to care for a lawn before. I admittedly was not in the best of moods when I used the weedkiller and hence this affected my approach to the task. I rushed through the process and did not take the necessary time to read the packaging. Also since this had been an activity I had been putting off for a while, I wanted to be done with it quickly.

So now in the aftermath of the event I had some decisions to make about how to regrow the dead patch on my lawn. Should I grow the grass from seed? Or should I buy sod and relay the grass again. I decided I would grow the grass from seed. This will teach me patience!

I can say that new grass is growing! Great! But in reflection what I had done to use a weedkiller that would only target a few weeds resulted in a large patch of my beloved grass being destroyed.

It gave me a greater insight on the passage we find in Matthew 13:24-30 on the Parable of the Weeds

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 “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?’
28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 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.’”

Matthew 13:24-30

Naturally, there is the desire to just remove all the undesirable and unsightly things we don’t want. But in that approach harm could come to the beloved. I can see why God may allow blessings to flow on both good and evil to protect the beloved while they’re maturing.

In regrowing my lawn I am watering and adding fertilisers (blessings) on both my grass and the stubborn weeds that have reappeared. The grass is still small and growing and I fear if I used a lawn friendly weedkiller it will also affect the baby grass and neither do I want to yank out the weed and potentially take out the new grass. So I am being patient and will wait for the grass to grow bigger and stronger and fill in well and then when the time is right, I will use LAWN FRIENDLY WEEDKILLER and remove all the weeds!

Signing off


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