“For God is the One who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way He will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.” (2 Corinthians 9:10)
This past summer my granddaughter Flora and I have been growing pole beans in our church “pea patch”. Despite the foraging by occasional deer, we have gathered quite a few meals of green beans from our tripod. Best of all, we have saved some of the biggest pods for seeds for next years crop. Maybe we’ll even plant 2 or 3 stands of these green beans and be able to share them like prolific zucchini with all of you!
When we come to October, we typically come to a season of “harvest” in the lifestyle of most of us living near to the land. In Church we gather and celebrate this year’s bountiful growing season with gratitude to God who made it grow. Harvest time is also a time to set aside seeds for next year’s planting. It really is an act of faith to set aside the best for the future, trusting that an even bigger crop will be available if we do.
I’m really excited as we come to the “Harvest Dinner” on October 18th for our “A Time to Build” campaign. I know it will be a festive occasion, remembering with gratitude all that God has done for us here at The New Community Church of Union, and making commitments in faith for the harvest God will bring about in His future for us.
Please watch for your letter of invitation and RSVP form coming to your mail box this week!
God is faithful,