Sowing seed that brings a good harvest
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Looking out over the fields in our beautiful countryside is surely one of the most interesting and breath-taking occupations. Through the seasons the panorama changes but it never ceases to bring joy to the observer.
Gazing at the fields full of delightfully shaped hay bales (the ones near us are rectangular this year!), we can’t help but jump back to the recent views of golden crops waving in the breeze and the kids’ pleasure at watching the combine harvester at work. Casting our minds back slightly further to the spring; furrowed fields, all prepared and ready, tractors steadily working their way up and down with seed drill in tow, planting seeds which held such potential.
It was Ella Wheeler Wilcox, an American author and poet, who made such a beautiful parallel with our own lives, stating that “with every deed, you are sowing a seed, though you may not see it”.
The farmer works hard to prepare the ground and sow the seed, and, with a lot of care and prayer that God may bless the fruits of his labour, waits patiently for the crops to be ripe for harvest. Likewise, our small kindnesses shown to our neighbours, friends and colleagues, may be sowing a seed which, with care and God’s blessing, can grow into a wonderful outcome for those we try to help.
This harvest-time, when so many still don’t have enough, let us take time to not only pray for them, but also step-up and share the blessings God has given us with those around us. That small deed has potential – to sow the seed of positivity and love.
Note: If you are able to help, Ashby Food Bank is always in need of food items. More information can be found at www.ashby.foodbank.org.uk. If you would like to learn more about how you can reach the potential God has planted in your life, please get in touch (details below).
Useful passage to look up: Matthew ch13 vs 18-23
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