Sunday, May 2, 2010
Today's Reading by Charles Spurgeon
"He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." Galatians 6:8
"Sowing looks like a losing business, for we put good corn into the ground never to see it any more. Sowing to the Spirit seems a very fanciful, dreamy business; for we deny ourselves, and apparently get nothing for it. Yet if we sow to the Spirit by studying to live unto God, and laying ourselves out to promote his honour, we shall not sow in vain."
(Photo of peas and lettuce grown from seed, planted March 16.)
(Photo of 11oz. of lettuce, garnished with spinach and edible flowers, harvested today.)
I had to wait two weeks to see that my pea and lettuce seeds had not, in fact, died, but had come to life. After a month I was able to pick a few lettuce leaves, just enough for the idea of a salad. It was a month and a half before I could harvest an abundant crop of lettuce, although I have yet to see one blossom on the pea plants. Reaping a spiritual harvest may be much slower, something we can't observe, but it is even more sure! To God be the glory!