When I see a weed in the garden, I just want to pull it. Isn't that what you do with weeds?
But Berry observed that the Peruvian farmers knew how to wait. They let the weeds grow right alongside the crops, until the crops were well established. Only then did the farmers pull out the weeds.
Waiting. This is not my strong suit. I've planted something good! I see weeds that might choke out my planting! Rip! Oops. Weeds in my hand. My crop in my hand. Why didn't I wait?
Proverbs says, "... one who moves too hurriedly misses the way." 19:2
I consider that Jesus told his disciples to wait in Jerusalem, for the promise of the Father. For the Holy Spirit.
Don't miss the way. Wait. The Holy Spirit will come in good time, and bend down to pick the weeds. And you will fall in beside him, in good time. Simply wait.
"Holy Spirit" photo by Sonia.
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