Sunday, March 18, 2012

Reap with Songs of Joy

"Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.  He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him." 
Psalm 126:5-6

In Biblical times "sheaves" were bundles of grain stalks and it was part of a harvesting technique.  These bundles would have been piled high for weeks before finally "threshing" to get the grain (or seed) out of the chaff.  This was a lot of work - even today sowing, plowing, gardening and farming is hard work - even physically draining at times.  After persevering the entire season growing and working hard in the garden  - then comes time to reap.  The harvest is so full of joy!  Just so exciting to see all the bounty of our hard work!

All of this symbolizes how we as God's children need to persevere in doing sowing the eternal doing God's work.  It will not be easy but with Jesus anything is possible.  Through prayer and supplication - any new problem that comes our way equals new acts of God.

Let us sow the seed of everlasting life through Jesus Christ with joyful hearts.

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