THE HARVESTING EXPERIENCE
In my previous post I shared my weeding experience as a new “farmer”. This post looks at the final stage in my adventure.
All I can say is …. Mum saved the day. My farming adventure was short lived. Without my mum’s loving hard work there would have been no harvest.
Mum watered and weeded the plants, with occasional help from me. The tomatoes survived and brought in a lovely crop, a variety of large and baby tomatoes that tasted delicious. As for the rest of the veg – carrots, chard, and French beans, sadly after experiencing my neglect they didn’t really come to anything. My entrance into the farming family business was a relative disaster, but it was good fun and I learned so much from my mum along the way. It was also a great bonding experience to share her passion for farming. I also learnt some valuable lessons along the way.
1. To achieve a harvest, or success in life requires sacrifice: Many people want success but in order to reach their goals are they willing to work hard and make sacrifices to achieve it? The road may require financial constraint, long hours, and choosing to have needs and not wants met. Ultimately we will reap what we sow, and despite the hardship the harvest is worth it.
2. There is life in the Word: Our spiritual journey is full with challenges, we are busy and distracted by responsibilities of work, family, and life but nothing must take priority over our time connecting with the Word of God. It is a matter of life and death.
Just as the tomato seed I planted had life within it to grow and bear tomatoes, in the same way we can produce all the good things that come from God now and have eternal life too, if we allow Him to plant His Word in us.
Jesus said, “The Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63 “He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life.” John 5:24.
Jesus made a great sacrifice to give us the opportunity to have eternal life and we will need to make sacrifices in our life too in order to possess it. It will be worth it in the end. The choice is ours.
My farming adventure taught me many useful lessons about life. I hope you have enjoyed hearing about my journey as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.
I would encourage you to give gardening a try, it’s an amazing experience to grow plants and food produce. Quite therapeutic and great exercise!