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The Corner

 

Dear Friends,

It’s planting time! This is the time of the year to put seed in the ground for a vegetable garden that will provide for you in the coming months. It is not an easy process but you really do reap from the sweat and effort put into it. Having a vegetable garden each summer is a long standing tradition in my family and I have many memories of enjoying the different things grown in the garden but it involves hard work and dedication to make the whole process a success.

The soil with which you work is very important because it will determine how much you harvest. The first step involves breaking the ground and possibly adding the right amount of manure to really make the plants grow and yield a big harvest. After the ground has been tilled and prepared it is time to put in the seeds. This has to be done carefully according to the needs of each variety. Some seeds need to be put several inches below the surface while others just need a very light covering of soil. Ignoring this detail could cost you dearly and leave you dreaming of eating something that will never come to fruition. Then the seeds must be faithfully watered or they will sprout and die. Because of God’s curse on Adam, it’s not smooth sailing as you merely water your plants and wait for your harvest. (Genesis 3:17-19)

These weeds are indeed pesky and will flourish even if you deny them water. After many weeks of work, the time finally comes when you get to enjoy the bounty of your harvest. Going to a supermarket and purchasing vegetables is not the same as when you eat fruit of your labor, knowing that all your hard work has paid off; likewise, it is the same in our walk with the Lord. (Galatians 6:7-9) So what kind of seed are you sowing? Praise the Lord if you’re walking with Him and the harvest is good. But what about those whose harvest is bad? The first step is to stop sowing the bad seed. Then turn to God and repent and ask Him to remove your harvest of bad fruit and help you to sow some good seed. (Isaiah 55:6-7) The road to recovery may not be easy but the Lord will be with you every step of the way.

“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:14-21)

May God richly bless you today,

Charles Thorell


Volume 16, 2010