We have had a more full week than is even usual for us and I had an early start this morning but writing you is something I have made a habit and so I wanted to at least send out a note.
As I was driving home last night, I wondered at first if the sunglasses I had borrowed from Russ were playing tricks on me, but after removing them I could see that the soy bean fields are suddenly turning yellow!
Fall is coming for sure.
With extra rains and late planting season, we have been surrounded by oceans of green and I don’t know if the local farmers were getting nervous, but it sure didn’t look at all like a harvest might happen any time soon.
But sure enough, as I drove I could see the beginnings of brown dry leaves on corn stalks and the tell-tale signs of yellowing in the beans and even though it is hotter than blazes and our little ones were playing so hard last night out in the muggy thick heat of 4:00 in the afternoon like we lived on the surface of the sun…the seasons will change.
Maybe you have been waiting in a season of life that seems to have gone on so long you have decided this is just the way it is going to always be.
Maybe you have run out of ways to pray and you are tempted to readjust your hopes and expectations and just settle for what doesn’t seem like the promise you were holding to for transformation and restoration….and yes, there are times when the trajectory of life has changed drastically and irrevocably but the hopes and the promises God planted in your heart?
If He planted them, they will bear fruit.
It may take longer than you thought or planned for…but if those were from Him…there will be a harvest.
Just ask the farmers here in God’s country.
“He who goes out weeping, bearing a trail of seed, will surely return with shouts of joy, carrying sheaves of grain.”
He who has promised is faithful.
Have a blessed weekend <3