Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Most of us have heard the principle/analogy of sowing and reaping, right? The principle of planting, growth and fruition apply to many aspects of life. Whether talking about life goals, behavior, evangelism, life purpose, reaping what we sow is a universal, accepted (traditionally) fairness doctrine for us all. As well it should be accepted – it is a universal Truth.
As we stick to the routine of our lives, though, it’s easy to forget Paul’s reminder to ‘not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’ Basically, sometimes it seems we do a ton more sowing than we do reaping. Do you ever get tired of hearing people say, ‘At least you planted the seed’? I do. Others must or Paul wouldn’t have offered that encouragement in his letter to the Galatians.
Well, recently, I got a glimpse of the harvest from a seed planted many years ago. I can’t describe the thrill it gave me. While feeling the satisfaction of the fruit being worth the wait, I was overwhelmed with the feeling of a full heart toward God for His promises being yes and amen. I actually felt more in love with Jesus at that moment – which I honestly didn’t think was possible. It was awesome.
No, I’m not sharing the details – purposely. However, I hope, nonetheless, it encourages someone out there to, indeed, keep sowing good, press through the weariness, and trust God to bring a wonderful and abundant harvest.
I love living in a state where Autumn is a lovely, sustained season as represented in brilliant foliage colors contrasted against stark blue skies. On a walk this week, I couldn’t refrain from snapping a million photos of God’s glorious creation. Hope you enjoy the ones I share here.
Hope your week fairs well, Dry Ground friends!

(photos by yours truly)