Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday In His Garden: the harvest

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. [Galatians 6:9-10]

As our family enjoys the benefits of living in a part of our country that has not been so hard hit by drought, we harvest almost every day now.  There are plenty of cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini to make it worth the effort to go out and check each morning.  As we do this today, I'm reminded that my youngest son may have planted the zucchini seed, I watered it through the summer and tamed back the weeds, while my oldest might be the one to cut if for harvest.  And so it is in the kingdom of God.  Sometimes we're fortunate enough to be a part of all three steps and sometimes just one.  Either way, do not grow weary in doing your part.  Tell others about him.  Encourage and love others along the way.  And be bold when God asks you to stand up for Him.  I'm not saying that's easy.  Certainly, I've struggled with boldness for years.  Most importantly, as we read in the verses above, it simply tells us to do good.  That seems easy enough.

However, in our society of distractions and false teachings, the weeds are also threatening.  God needs more workers in the field.  Ask God how you can be used in His garden today.  Get out and do some good.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, Jen. A great reminder about doing what you can where/when God puts you there. Thanks.