“If You Build It, He Will Come!” Fill It Or It Shall Be Filled!

“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”1 These words are taken from Bible.  The writer in this instance is Matthew; a tax collector and one of the first of many disciples selected by Jesus Christ to carry the Gospel to the “four” corners of the earth.  The speaker is Jesus himself.  The life altering statement is very simplistic and in principle can be applied in many aspects of our daily lives.  Simply put.  “Fill It Or It Shall Be Filled!”  And not only shall it be filled but it will be filled with something much worse than was there in the first place.

This principal can be applied to our lawn care as well.  At this point you are probably asking yourself, how?  Well, the third article in this series focused on weed prevention.  The fourth article focused on grub prevention.  Of course by now (if you are an avid reader of The Collinwood Observer or just happen to be a fan of mine – just kidding) after the subsequent removal of those unsightly weeds and pesky little grubs you are probably left with numerous patches of dirt.  And you know that dirt and grass are definitely different.  One is derived from the other but the other is unlike the one.  Beautiful and green luscious grass grows from numerous seeds planted in nutrient filled dirt.  Dirt also know as soil in and of itself is just, dirt. 

And thus the point of this months’ article.  Once eradication of the unwanted has taken place we need to take the time and effort to fill to the full that which has been removed.  Proper lawn care also involves regular and consistent maintenance.  Weeds removed?  Check.  Grubs removed?  Check.  Grass seed planted with frequent watering?  Hopefully so.  Because if you don’t you will find something worse than was there in the first place.

Until Next Time Happy Planting Collinwood Family.




[1] Matthew 12:43-45 NKJV

Damon Dillard

My name is Reverend Damon P. Dillard and my wife and I have been Collinwood residents for the past 9 plus years. Our tenth year anniversary in this wonderful community will begin this coming January. Our home is located on Whitcomb Avenue where we also have a Christian Congregation.

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