The Weed Eater

All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.

1 John 4:15 NLT

I’ll never forget those first Weed Eater commercials that appeared on television in the 1970’s. My first reaction was disbelief.

“Yea, right! Fishing line spinning around is really going to cut grass and weeds consistently. Too good to be true!”

But I have become a believer! So have millions of others. What serious lawn care amateur or professional does not have one today!?

Henry Ford said, “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” – Henry Ford (1863 – 1947), American Industrialist and Founder of the Ford Motor Company

George C. Ballas, Sr. thought of the idea of the Weed Eater while sitting in a car wash. His original idea was fishing wire strung through a tin can. Weed Eater Inventer

A persistent problem of grass and weeds growing in places you and I don’t want them persists in every yard. We have an ideal of what we want our yard to look like and then there’s reality.

Most people believe God exists, gods exist, a supreme being is “out there somewhere,” or at least there is a general spiritual reality beyond our mental and physical understanding.

No one can deny that humans have a big problem of selfishness, greed, hate, prejudice, murder, rape, theft, etc. To sum it up, the Bible calls it “Sin.”

For centuries mankind has tried every way imaginable to go around the problem and to solve the problem. Yet here we are with all our modern technology and yet the same human issues continue.

Some approach Jesus the same way I did the Weed Eater. “Yea, right, too good to be true.”

Did God come Himself in the flesh to solve a problem we are totally inadequate to solve ourselves? Is Jesus really the perfect sacrifice for our “Sin” problem which provides forgiveness and His presence in our lives to empower us to live out God’s solution?

I’ve dedicated the past 45 years of my life believing and proclaiming Jesus as The Solution. Will you become a believer too?

All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.

1 John 4:15 NLT

Father, I declare that Jesus is Your Son and commit my life to follow Him as Lord. I pray that millions of others will believe and follow you too.








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Pastor Denny

Pastor, Husband, Father, PawPa

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