BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES
Once upon a time, there lived a farmer in one of the agricultural
plains in Nigeria by name Mr. Idike. During one of the planting
season, the farmer and his family invested all their resources and
effort in planting, as that was their only source of livelihood. The
children had to stop school in order to help in the farm work. Day and
night, they worked tirelessly at their farm with the hope that during
the time of harvest they shall reap abundantly.
Alas tragedy struck when they least expected it; Nigeria witnessed a
devastating flood that year. This flood swept away all they had except
the cloth they were putting on, their house, farm, livestock,
properties were all lost to the flooding. They now lived as refugees
in their own country. Oh, it is a pity.
Just as it seemed all hope was lost, God intervened. A certain very
rich philanthropist took a liking to the family and decided to put
smiles back to their faces. He compensated them for the loss with the
sum of N10, 000 000 and a house. He also went further to award
scholarships to all their children to any level they wish to pursue.
This as you know is even far greater than what they could have gotten
from their farm.
You might be going through similar experiences in one area of your
life. Maybe it is in your studies, you have studied so had and yet
success seems far away from you. Maybe it is in your place of work or
business that you are sowing in tears. You have used up all your
resources in going from one job interview to another. You have kept
yourself pure and now you are ready for your future spouse but he or
she seems not forthcoming. What is it that you are going through now?
The flood of life might have taken away your harvest however; fear not
the Lord will replenish what has been lost a hundred fold. This is
your time of joy, believe in his word and it shall be your portion.
Amen and Amen!
Remain abundantly Blessed.
O LORD, restore our well-being, just as the streams in the arid south
Those who shed tears as they plant will shout for joy when they reap
The one who weeps as he walks along, carrying his bag of seed, will
certainly come in with a shout of joy, carrying his sheaves of grain.
This post was first published on 10th October 2015 and reposted today
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