Eternal harvest…

“It’s not the one who plants or the one who waters who is at the center of this process but God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:7

This morning the pastor at Crossroads Bible Church near Bedford, Pennsylvania, admitted as a pastor, who grew up as a preacher’s kid and went to a Christian college, he entertains doubts about his faith. He’s skeptical about the words written in the Bible by human through God. “How can humans get so much information from God?” I appreciated hearing his message because I tend to doubt the parts of the Bible I find hard to accept–such as in Judges when a Levite man gave his wife to hoodlums who sexually abused her which resulted in her death. This story made me doubt God’s love until I found purpose in the story.

In our faith journey, we come up against situations we don’t understand. Pastor says it is okay to doubt our doubt. It causes us to grow by challenging what we read in the Bible and hear in the pulpit. The Bible is full of facts and figures, but it doesn’t explain the why’s or how’s.

Pastor used a garden as an example of “how and why.” Each year his wife plants the same vegetables and tends them the same way. Some years she has an abundance of veggies; other years the garden under performs. Life is like that too. Under God’s plan, no two days or years are alike.

Lord, help us culture our faith to reap the eternal harvest. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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