God’s year starts in the Spring of the year when things start to come back to life after a cold winter.
Like a caterpillar that changes into a butterfly, God wants us to change from an ordinary human into something extraordinary when He gives us eternal life.
There are many lessons we can learn from weeds. God created the Earth so we look at creation and can learn something from it. We can use weeds to get well by recognizing the pain they cause. Sin is like this.
Burdock – known for it’s burrs and thistles. – God calls burrs, thistles and thorns weeds that can choke our lives if we allow them to over take us in the form of sin. Working to remove sin from our lives is healthy.
The parable of the sower serves as an example of what weeds do to plants. Christ wants us to bear good fruit and weeds prevent us from producing good fruit in our lives.
Satan wants to stop us from bearing fruit in our lives. Christ however, wants us to produce much fruit. Pestilence can keep us from growing and bearing fruit Christ wants from us.
A tree planted by the river side – the river of life is what Jesus Christ spoke about. A river that flows up in us when we believe in Christ and allow him to live in us.
The two hearts of man, symbolic of human nature. One who has hate towards man and the other, who gives of himself and cares for his fellow man.
God says when a man puts his hand to the plow he shouldn’t turn back. When a man begins to plant the word of God in his own heart, he must take care of it.
Wind blowing through the trees. John 3:8 says the wind blows where it wills. The Holy Spirit is the same way. Trees representing teachers, people who help us, who teach the word of God.
Jeremiah 4:3-4 talks about working up the fallow ground of the heart. Take the weeds out of your life and try not to sow good food in with bad.
Matthew 24:32-34 talks of a fig tree that is dead. Even though this tree is nearly dead, there are buds. Christ said when you see life coming back to his fig tree, his return is near.
Many different trees in a forest. Each tree has its own sound. Judges 9 compares that to teachers and rulers.
God says the calendar year begins in the Spring. As the Earth becomes fruitful in the Spring, these leeks pop up and cover the forest floor.
There is beauty in wild flowers. God says we can be beautiful in His eyes as we bear good fruits through the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 12:10 says “A righteous man regards the life of his animal: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”
Isaiah 55:10 – “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower…”
One can look at the rings of a tree to tell of its history. We are much like trees, in that we can either bear good fruit during good years or little during hard years.
Trees draw moisture from the ground and come to life after a long winter. Much like the life of a Christian, who comes to life with God’s word.
A view of rain and water through the language of God.