Most of us have heard the biblical principle that we “reap what we sow,” but it’s more often used to remind others of their sins, rather than remind us of the faithfulness of God. I can think of more times when a fellow Christian has eluded to a past mistake in reference to a season of trial or loss than times when my blessings have been an acknowledgement of the goodness of my Heavenly Father.
When I had my fourth child, I had little practical support and I felt very lonely. Friends had their own burdens and it felt as though we were on an island in the middle of a very large ocean… Ever since then, I have done all I could to bring meals and practical help to those who needed a little extra. I have found that being the solution for another person in their time of need is an antidote to my own emptiness.
The past few weeks I have been blessed and pampered beyond measure – friends who have brought my kids home from school (it’s a 20 minute drive to the high school from our house) and brought meals when I was fighting ringworm in our kitten and house, and then again when the flu hit me and knocked me down for a couple of days. The love and generosity has been staggering. I feel so blessed!
I am always amazed at God’s faithfulness – He never forgets a kind word or a sincere gesture. He asks us to be His hands and feet and teaches us we are blessed to be a blessing. There will never be lack – He will always fill us back up after we’ve poured out. In due season, God will always make sure we will reap what we’ve sown…