Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.
My picture of this verse is of people carrying precious seed, needed for food, to plant.
They risk starvation if they give them up, but face certian starvation if they do not.
We have a choice: to weep when we plant or when we reap.
Either we sow with great effort and sacrifice and Lord willing, reap with joy,
or sow with laziness on our emotions and reap that harvest.
Child training, friendship, finances...