Sometimes the harvest comes late. Sometimes you sow seeds of hope without really knowing it. Sometimes the fruit of your life comes in a way and time you would never expect.
My daughter Melissa had accepted Gods gift of salvation at a young age. But she never saw herself as some great Christian who could change lives. She was just a high school junior trying to cope with a job, school, and sports while balancing friendshipsjust a kid trying to live as God would want her to.
Yet, in 2002 when He welcomed her into heaven when she was just 17, her faith in Christ and her faithful life stood on their own. No advance warning. No time to make things right with others. No new opportunities to bear much fruit (John 15:8).
Melissa tried to live in a way that was pleasing to Godand her life is still bearing fruit. Just recently, I heard of a young person who trusted Jesus as Savior at a sports camp after a coach shared Melissas story.
All of us are writing a story with our livesone that affects others now and in the future. Are we living to please God? We dont know when the Lord will call us Home. Lets live every day with an eye on the harvest.
Read: John 15:8-17
Good evening, Mayor...a Blessed Lord’s Day to your and yours.
Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.
Hope you’ve had a relaxing Saturday.
"But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver." -from THE BIBLE: II Corinthians 9:6-7
Beautiful and righteous message Russ! Thank you for sharing it!