The scripture for today is Galatians 7:6.
“Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow.”
There are so many obvious ways that this verse applies to everyday life. We see politicians who face the consequences of their poor choices and deception being sentenced to jail and having fines levied for restitution of monies lost to the public. We see ourselves making unfortunate choices and facing consequences unexpected.
What about the consequences of not sowing at all? Look around at the farmers who face personal and financial devastation because the massive waters of surrounding rivers making them unable to farm their land and provide food for us and the world. They wait patiently for dry land and then still even with the best intentions may to be unable to produce the crops necessary to sustain their own households or provide for the near and far community at large. They try to time their sowing for the best possible benefit.
So how do we look at this verse further and learn to be prudent and good sowers of the bounty which God has provided for us? When I was in Israel this February, I had the opportunity to visit the Holocaust museum which was a very chilling experience. I purchased a small card with the picture of a woman and little girl. The caption on the front said " I am my brother's keeper." Leokadia Jaromirska had found Baby Bogumila Jonisz left beside a covent by Jewish parents Gershon and Golda Jonisz who were sent to a concentration camp. Gershon survived and Golda perished. He found Bogumila who had been lovingly nurtured by Leokadia who returned her to him. Sowing at its finest. Leokadia is recognized as Righteous Among the Nations, one of the highest humanitarian awards a person can receive.
We each have gifts and talents which have been given to us by God. Let us sow these gifts in kindness and love. The benefits of the harvest may be beyond our comprehension.
Let us pray: Dear Lord, make us wise sowers of the seeds of gentleness, kindness, and thoughtfulness so that your goodness can be seen by all.
Prayer Concern: Pray for our farmers, that they may keep courage in times of poor weather and continue to harvest bountiful rewards physically and spiritually.