Waiting for the Harvest!

Spring is really, finally here!!! The days are still cold but now there is sunshine and the snow is only a memory. We bought some gladiola bulbs and soil at Tesco, and then worked to prepare a small "garden" in the back yard. I know it doesn't look like much, but the children worked very hard to plow up the hard ground, pull up the weeds & rocks, pour in the good soil, and bury the bulbs. We had fun digging up worms too. Everyday they love to go outside and water their garden with their very own watering cans. This week there was so much rain, that there are already some small shoots appearing.

Doesn't this paint a beautiful picture of how God works? Each person has a special gift and different abilities. As we work together in the body of Christ we are laying a deeper foundation in preparation for a great harvest - to see more people turning their hearts & minds to Christ. There are so many things we can do to prepare for a great harvest, but the truth is, we are a part of God's plan for a great harvest, and it is God's harvest, not ours. "I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. Now he who plants and he was waters are one, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers...." 1 Corinthians 3:5-9

And one last thought....
"And seeing the multitudes, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few....." Matthew 9:36-38

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