This summer in Illinois has been one of the dryest on record. It has hardly rained in two months! To make it worse, we have experienced record heats. Everything around here is brown. The grass isn’t growing. The crops are stressed. And yet, I have noticed that some things are growing: weeds. I find it amazing that even in the harshest of conditions, you cannot prevent the weeds from growing. They grow in the rain. They grow in the drought.

This is so like our sin. Sin can grow when we are healthy spiritually. Sin can grows when we are unhealthy spiritually. Even when conditions are difficult for sin to take root and grow, it will somehow find a way.

Yet, the good news is that “where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Romans 5:20).  Praise be to God.



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