Crab Apple Trees

There are two crab apple trees in our yard. Both trees have beautiful flowers. Many people notice the wonderful smell of their blossoms. One tree is in our backyard. This tree grows very nicely. But the other tree requires a lot of work.
The second tree spreads out in a wide circle. Its branches grow and become tangled with each other. Sometimes these branches grow into a hedge on the side of our yard. Or some branches grow over our driveway. They scrape our car and get into our hair when we get in and out of the car. This tree can be a big problem if my husband doesn’t keep trimming it.
Sometimes we can be like my crab apple tree. We may look nice, but we allow ourselves to become tangled in things that are not good. These things are sins ? things that God does not want us to do. We need to ask God to forgive us and help us avoid these sins in the future. Then God will help us do things that please Him.