Saturday, November 1, 2008

Winter Wheat and Thoughts

I couldn’t resist stopping to take this picture of the winter wheat. I drive 26 miles a day one way to work through the country past many fields of pasture, wheat, soy beans, corn and milo. The fall is an interesting time when the yards dry up – the leaves wilt and everything “color wise” turns a neutral brownish palette of colors – then in contrast we have these sweeping fields of bright live green! Together they create a unique thought pattern of death and growth. Wheat grows, turns ripe in harvest, is harvested, nothing but brittle stalks remain, is burned and tilled, the soil is prepped and restored, the new seed planted and the cycle continues. Oh the symbolism – We can’t bloom green in our life until we die to sin and commit to Christ – then he gives us life eternal. We all are a part of a cycle of life. While many fear death – as Christian’s shouldn’t we hope for death so we can live eternally? That always perplexes me. We hold tight to our harvest here on earth dreading the aging process. I like the words from Nicole Nordman’s song: Legacy. I want to leave a legacy, how will they remember me? Did I choose to love? Did I point to you? Enough to make an offering…..

I’ve been thinking about this as my oldest brother battles brain cancer and how he continues to “point to Him” in his daily walk, selfless and dedicated. It is a challenge for all of us to daily leave that legacy, choose to love and point to God.
Galatians 6:7-10 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.


lookuptoday said...

Well said! Dee

beckymc said...

Very wise words my new friend.

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