|Foggy beach at Jekyll|
The trip takes about four hours and we travel through South Georgia farm country. We passed peach orchards, cotton fields, and pecan groves. Peach trees had long since dropped their fruit and the leaves are turning a reddish orange color and falling to the ground. In some fields, cotton was white across the land as far as the eye could see while other lands have been harvested and the plants cut down to stubble. Small cotton bolls rolled across the exposed soil protesting being left behind by the combines.
The pecan harvesters were out in their machinery scooping the nuts off the ground
preparing to take them to be processed and turned into
pies and candies or to be bagged for the consumer to purchase. Summer harvest is
over and the autumn harvest has begun.
|Georgia pecan trees|
The productive farmland we passed reminded me of how God’s Word is a seed planted into our lives. The sower sows the word, Jesus said, and the harvest comes from those seeds that do not get eaten up by birds or take root in shallow soil (Mark 4:13-20).
We can have this thirty, sixty, or hundredfold return by:
- Daily study
- Confession of the word over whatever circumstance we are up against
By following these planting steps we can be like a strong, sturdy plant able to withstand the winds and destructive forces of our enemy.
|We reap from seeds|
God gives us the seeds but it is up to us to plant them in our ground and protect them from being uprooted. Seeing these fields showed me how much I need to be planting the right seeds into my life.
What does fall harvest remind you of?