04/10/2023 Wednesday devotions

Last Sunday in our worship we celebrated harvest, so in my own devotions I’ve been thinking a little bit more about about harvest.

Jesus went through many towns and villages. He taught in their synagogues. He preached the good news of the kingdom of God. He healed every disease and sickness. Whenever crowds came to Him, He had compassion for them because they were so deeply distraught, malaised, and heart-broken. They seemed to Him like lost sheep without a shepherd. Jesus understood what an awesome task was before Him, so He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send more workers into His harvest field.”

Matthew 9:35-38 (The Voice)

In the harvest season we often remember God’s provision for us and His blessings for others. However those things do not only happen at harvest time, but instead happen all year round on a daily basis.

Each day that we go to work and earn a wage, we experience God’s harvest. Each time we receive love from our family and friends, we experience God’s harvest. Each time we experience the closeness of God in a way that fills us spiritually, we experience God’s harvest. Any time we experience God’s harvest, we are reminded of God’s amazing love for each one of us.

When we recognise the Lord of the harvest for who he is in our lives, we also acknowledge that harvest is something God provides for us to meet our needs. Harvest is also something God wants us to use to bless others. All those wonderful things in our lives that we’ll give thanks for next month? Those things exist, in large part, to be a blessing to the world around us, all because of we are loved by an amazing God!

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