The Law of the Harvest

nurturing the seeds we planted

Thanksgiving is a time of harvest and thankfulness. It’s definitely my favorite holiday. I’ve been thinking about the harvest Paul’s use of the the harvest as a teaching moment. In summarizing the Law of the Harvest, Paul said:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7

a canola field

You reap what you sow. This is not rocket science. You cannot plant peas in the spring and expect to harvest carrots in the fall.  Planting peas always yields a crop of peas.  Yet, this seems so difficult for us to understand. How often do we plant the seeds of anger and are surprised when we don’t harvest happiness? Why do we sow seeds of laziness and go out to reap a harvest of hard work? Why plant seeds of fear and feel puzzled when when look in vain for the fruits of faith?  So often we want our relationships to be loving and trustworthy, yet have never planted anything but the seeds of selfishness.

It is time to wake up. We need to decide now what we want to harvest next fall and sow our seeds accordingly.  Fortunately, there is still some time until spring planting begins. 








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