Over recent weeks many churches have celebrated with Harvest festivals. A festival rooted in thanking God for the fruits and the crops of the land, and now an opportunity to thank God for his provision for us and to be able to share that with others.
On the Sunday when our Church were celebrating harvest the husband was preaching at the early service, so I went along to support him, and hear him. During the service we sang the classic harvest hymn ‘we plough the fields and scatter’ the chorus of which is
‘all good gifts around us are sent from heaven above, so thank the Lord, oh thank the Lord, for all his love’
This was a message that I needed to be reminded of at the time, and have continued to be removed of since. It is so easy to get caught up in the negative, the things that are causing upset and anger. It’s easy to question why those things are happening. But that doesn’t often help, and can even escalate the problem.
However, if we remind ourselves of the good things, and we recognise the good, then not only can we thank our provider, but we can have hope that we will continue to be provided for, and good will continue to be there.
I now where I’m going to try and focus – what about you?