Tuesday, June 12, 2012

We Sow in Hope

Sometimes I wonder why we do it; we dig and water and fertilize the trees and plants that don't seem to yield fruit, or that look almost dead. Sometimes i wonder why we re-plant trees, over and over again when they die and why we replant seeds two or three times over in one season when they don't grow or the plants die. Why do we do it? Because we HOPE! We try to learn what went wrong last time, and then we sow again in hope that this time it will work. We hope that this time the trees will grow, and survive the long winter, and harsh summers. We hope the tomatoes and melons and potatoes will grow healthy and produce well. We get excited, and dream and talk of the day when we can harvest sweet juicy corn, crisp sweet cucumbers, flavorful and colorful tomatoes etc.. So we work with joy and anticipation and we plant in hope. But then, it amazes me. God hopes too!

God had hope for the human race- that's why He sent Jesus.

God had hope for Israel, that's why he sent prophet after prophet.

Jesus had hope for Judas, that's why Jesus did not cast him away, but loved him and kept him as a disciple till the end.

Jesus has hope for us, that's why He gives us life and has mercy and forgives us after we've so miserably failed him. That's why he keeps working and refining us for He knows what beautiful masterpieces we may become and hopes that we will be willing to become.

May we also not be discouraged but continue to sow in hope in whatever God has given us to do, as well as in our labour for souls. One never knows what wonderful reward it will yield nor what persevering prayer, love, kindness, and care will do to win souls for eternity!

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” 
 (Galatians 6:9)


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