I was walking through our woods recently and saw this awesome-looking fungus.
I’ve never seen a red one before! Needless to say, it caught my attention and fascinated me. According to my expert studied-it-online-for-ten-minutes opinion, it’s a beefsteak fungus and is actually edible, though I’m not going to try it (!!).
Upon further study, I found out that it causes “brown rot” on the surface of the tree, which can’t be good!
It made me ponder the times in my own life that the Lord has pointed out a fungus or two that had taken up residence in my own heart. I imagine it causes brown rot there, too.
So, how do we find the fungi in our lives? Well, I imagine a meaningful, slow walk with the Lord through the forests of our heart would do the trick. Have your camera ready to capture it so that you and the Lord can sit down afterward and talk about the damages this fungus or that one are doing to your heart and mind.
The Bible tells us to “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Mt. 22:37) It’s time to go fungus hunting, folks!