Blue-eyed grass sometimes gets sown in a garden but often it’s found among other wild plants in a yard or field, being planted there by birds who drop the seeds. Some might even consider it a weed if trying to grow a lawn of only a specific grass. Even though it’s called a grass, this flower is actually a member of the iris family.
Since I’ve never known people who planted this flower, I had always thought it was a weed but found out that people do cultivate it in gardens. So, to them, it’s not a weed but a flower.
Sometimes we might think of people in the same way: some are flowers that we want in our lives and others might be “weeds” that we have no use for. I know I’ve been guilty of that. Have you? These people simply don’t meet our standards of what we look for in friends. Those standards may include education, economic position, cleanliness, race, religion or whatever else suits our taste.
These people are NOT weeds to God any more than you and I are. In fact, God may find them as beautiful as the rarest orchid. In other words, God loves this person as much as He does Billy Graham. God sees the potential inside a person and doesn’t look at external conditions. Jesus died as much for the dirtiest one as for the cleanest one, for none is truly clean. Isaiah 64:6 (NIV) says, All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shiver up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
You and I must pray for those people we might consider as weeds that they find salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. We must show them love and mercy, not judgment and condemnation. Perhaps God would use me to point them to Jesus by my kindness to them. Perhaps you. While we don’t approve their lifestyle or acts, we must realize they are valuable to our heavenly Father and that Jesus died for them also.
Sometimes God will suddenly turn them around and give them as a great testimony to others in their former place. I’ve learned never to snub anyone because we might be snubbing the next great man or woman of God. The Bible contains many examples of people God used mightily in His plan that you and I would have left alone, considering them weeds.