Purple eggplant, shiny onions, fresh okra and zucchini line the wooden stand at the farmer’s market. The healthy harvest reflects faithful stewardship of the land and God’s provision. Looking at the work-worn hands of the vendors reminds us many hours of effort have been invested in the fare we delight taking home.
Farmers depend on regular rain, the right temperature, and rich soil to reap results. Their quiet effort often can be overlooked from the climate-controlled convenience of chain grocery stores.
As you think about your life, what crop are you harvesting? Are you harping on problems or encouraging hope? Evaluate how your actions impact those around you. Pray you model a fresh outlook to solve challenges and uplift those who hunger for compassion.
“Blessed are all those who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours” (Psalm 128:1-2 NIV).