This is the time of year that gardners and farmers alike reap the rewards of their hard work. Whether it is the produce for a family's meals or the crops that will finance another year, a good harvest is welcomed.
In our province of Ontario, the weather has produced a bumper crop of fruit, vegtables and wheat. Our personal garden has added fresh picked flavour to many meals and the berries will be enjoyed throughout the year.
Other provinces, however, have not been as fortunate and dire predictions of rising food prices have been reported.
There are many verses in the Bible about sowing and reaping. One of my favourites is in the last chapter of Habakkuk.
"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no good, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour. (Chapter 3: 17,18)
Whether our crops are good or bad, God is still God. He will provide.
As we continue to pray for a pastor for our church, this is our encouragement: God will provide.