“Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given the early rain for our vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before. “The threshing floors shall be full of grain; the vats shall overflow with wine and oil. I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. – Joel 2:23-25
Joel 2:23-25 talks about the restoration of the land after four years of failed harvest. And harvest is a theme for me.
We reap what we sow. Later than we sow. And pound for pound in a good year there is more of what we harvest than there was of what we planted.
So we sow good and we get better. We forget to plant and get nothing.
Or we sow the wrong thing. The bitter thing. The thing that isn’t really ours.
A law of nature. Not good or bad. But mostly irrevocable.
The laws of the harvest are the laws of life. But the promise of the harvest is of God. And his promise stands.
There will always be another harvest.
So today I pray for that future harvest, the one that I believe in even when I cannot see it, and the miracle of restoration.
Thanks to Pastor Mark Stuenzi of Parker Hill Church in Plains PA for teaching me the laws of the harvest.