Thursday, May 12, 2016


In Psalm 126:5-6, we read: “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”

He stood by his Grandfather, handing him one seed at a time. “We’re planting, aren’t we Grandfather?”

‘Yes, we are.” He turned to look at his grandson. “Would you like to plant some seeds? Have a garden of your own?”

His big blue eyes sparkled. “Yessir.” The four-year-old bounced with excitement. “Now? Can we do it now?”

“Let’s finish this row of corn then we’ll begin your garden.” With eagerness, the boy had the seed corn waiting each time for his grandfather.

Days passed. At last Grandfather’s corn was stringing the row. But not the boy’s. In tears, he asked, “What happened to my corn?”

His grandfather smiled. “How many times did you dig up your seed?”

He leaned forward, whispered. “I was checking to see if it was growing.” He looked at his Grandfather. “Every day.”

“Here’s what I want you to do. Plant your seed. Pat the soil nice and easy. Water it every day but don’t dig it up. Understand?” The boy nodded.

Within a few days, the boy, bursting with joy, announced. “I have plants. Come see.”

I’m as guilty as the boy. I am instructed to sow the seed  of God’s love. I’m not supposed to dig it up to see if it’s sprouting. In prayer, I weep over the one that I have given to the “Life Giver,” the one who can bring forth the plant from the seed. He brings forth the plants and in His generous Love, He allows me to come to Him, rejoicing, bringing my sheaves with me. How wonderful is our God.

Kingdom Thinking. Our Lord Jesus offers the same to you. Yes, there will be weeping, but our tears of sorrow shall turn to tears of joy. He has promised never to leave nor forsake us. He loves us with an everlasting love. Won’t you accept His love? He waits for you.