Its spring time. Well almost. It’s spring and I’m thinking about harvest.
Harvest? Spring is a season for planting. Well Why do we plant? We plant because we want to harvest.
I’m mindful of the law of reciprocity. The law that says The more you give out, the more that will return. Like a farmer sowing seeds. The farmer who is stingy while planting seeds will be the one who is lacking at harvest. There is no guarantee that the seeds we plant will grow, but there is a guarantee that the seeds we do not plant will not grow. I want to Improve my chances of a good harvest so I need to plant more seeds more often.
“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”’
Fellow Christians are we hoping for a harvest? A harvest of souls? If we want a big harvest then we should be busy now planting. But not just planting, we should also be caring for the seedlings that are sprouting all around us, feeding and watering the little babies around us too.
Spring time and harvest. You cannot harvest what you have not planted. Not all seed sown will grow, so let’s put more seeds out. We want a BIG harvest.
I heard a statistic once that a person will hear the good news about Jesus dying for their sins 15 times before they accept it and receive Jesus.
Is their someone we’ve given up on? Sow the seed there anyway. We never know when the Holy Spirit will break through.
We need to keep sowing and keep caring for the seedlings.
Even a heart as hard and sealed up as this parking lot picture has cracks that can be planted with seeds. Our job is to keep sowing seed.