As the pastor of two churches I've always wanted to have a garden, but somehow most springs I do not find the time to till the soil and get one planted, so out in back of the parsonage is a plot of ground of wonderfully fertile soil, which is growing nothing but a nice crop of weeds.
I used this garden to teach my son an important lesson. The conversation went something like this. "Son, is my garden growing a crop?"
"No Dad, nothing got planted in the garden again this year."
"You're right, but look again. Is the garden growing anything?"
"Well, yes," came the reply, "It is growing weeds."
"Exactly!" I said, "And, if good things are not intentionally planted in your life, by nature, you too will only grow a nice crop of weeds."
Since the fall of Adam, every person is born into this world with a sinful nature. That means we are only capable of producing a crop of weeds. However, we can all produce a good crop with the help of Christ, the sower of "good seed."
"He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;" (Matthew 13:37)