Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Carrying Sheaves

I visited my friend and spent some time in her garden today. It was amazing to see the difference in the crops with the passing of just a week. The size of the broccoli and the apples had doubled. The anticipation of the harvest is an exciting experience. I am so glad I get to see the garden grow and know that God is growing and maturing me as well.

One of my favorite life verses that has been a repeated truth is coming around again. There have been seasons of circumstances that have been painful to weather; a human condition. Sometimes pain comes from the most unexpected places; but as well sometimes new growth starts and takes hold in unexpected places as well. I am seeing the sheaves spread before me, ready to be gathered as blessings. I feel the song of gratitude swelling from my core to thank God for his provision and direction.

Psalm 126:5-6
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.

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