Wheat and Tares

So much can be seen in a photograph
Looking through the trees to the recently cut field, in the background
The grass lifted to provide food for the cattle at a later date
But in the foreground we see nettles and weeds
Growing in the same soil as the trees they grow up around

Matthew 13:24 – 30
Jesus tells a parable about the wheat and the tares
One, the wheat, will produce a GOOD crop
The other, the tares, are BAD

In life and in the church there will be both wheat and tares
Both will grow up together
The true wheat will always be wheat
For at its heart, its very being, it IS wheat

So with us who call ourselves Christian
Followers of Jesus Christ
Born again, believers, those who ARE a NEW creation
2 Corinthians 5:17 & 18a

We are the “wheat”
Because it is our heart, our very being
A new creation – HIS

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