Are you grieving over the end of Summer?
Are you missing the joy of planning for Autumn?
Does the thought of Winter give you dread?
Does the Beauty of Spring make you sneeze?
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
I love the month of July offering us the feeling of summer, the smells of the watermelons, cantaloupes, and the taste of fresh vegetables. The beaches are in full bloom for sun and fun.
It is so easy to relax and forget that I must stay steady with the planting of seeds for Autumn. For ‘due season’ will come and I want to see the pumpkins and the corn and other colorful and bountiful beauty that will even put a spring garden to shame.
Then the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas attracts my attention and I at times forget all else, except how to mange with cold and snow. Maybe I should ask myself what makes an ordinary garden a special winter garden for me? My garden appears at a time when everything else in the winter landscape is dull , or for some of us white with snow and ice? Brown is an interesting color that tells a special seasonal story as well, so I should think aloud and plant a tree.
Paul in his letter addressed to a group of churches in our study scripture reminds us, ‘do not become weary in doing good, for in due season, you will reap a harvest if you do not give up.” What a promise, we will reap the harvest if we stay active. Good seeds bring good harvests, bad seeds bring bad harvests.
What should we be doing during the planning times of our seasons? 2) During the growing time? 3) During the harvest time?
Our lifetime is our seedtime, yes, we are in seasons of life and we would do well to review our attitudes, emotions, words, time, work and play. His Harvest is a guarantee. Are we planting seeds in every season of life?