To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1
When I pastored in Burnside, Kentucky, I recalled someone telling me that you can count on the number of snow days we were in for, based on the number of foggy days in September. I pondered that, seeing that the person who told me this wasn’t given to tall tales. I was particularly interested in one year, because we had 21 foggy days. Now for the snow day to be counted, the ground had to be covered. So I counted the days and sure enough we had 21 snow days. I never forgot the lesson. We also had a radio show called, “The Fun Seekers Network.” The host brought on a guy who said he could predict the number of snow days and the amount of snow based on the roots of a particular tree. Once again, I was interested especially when he said our area would get three bad snow storms of six inches or better. The man was right.
Interesting isn’t it. Isn’t it ironic that we study the earth so carefully that we can predict the signs and seasons. Once in Florida, I had a coworker tell me the rain would stop at such and such a time. He had called up his weather warning on his cell phone and it stopped exactly as he said. For the longest time farmers used the farmers almanac to plant by and harvest by. Many farmers watched for the promise of good weather to cut hay so that it would dry before bailing. In fact, spring, summer and fall have always been busy times for farmers as the winter was a time to hunker down and wait it out. Again, the watching of seasons is necessary for long term survival.
There is another sort of cultivating that needs to be done by believers. As the Apostle Paul pointed out, one planted, another watered, but God gives the increase. Until the Lord returns we have a harvest to work for. We go out with the Word of God and share it. Sometimes we have opportunity to share it with others just by sharing God’s blessings. Sometimes we go door to door. It is the good of God’s people to just cultivate the truth. Let others know of God’s blessings and goodness to you. Share His saving grace and be ready to answer the questions others might have. In the end, you might harvest a lot or a little, but always remember that God will give the increase.
Just for you. Mike