It's just a weed:
Wily, wild, determined,
Except by bees
Brought by its beauty.
Lord, creator of bees, of weeds, of me,
All your works are wonderful.
If the world devalues me,
Help me see
It's fine to be
Just a weed
For passing bees.
All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD,
and all your saints shall bless you!
--Psalm 145:10, ESV
In the Bible, weeds are used as a picture of those who follow the devil. Yet sometimes one man's weed is another man's precious flower. Those of us who follow Jesus are weeds in the world's eyes, but precious in the Lord's sight.
Poem and photo ©2009 James L. Swindle
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