Saturday, October 22, 2016

Harvest Homily

Cornstalks blowing in the breeze
Sometimes Sister accompanies Former Farmer when he oversees the harvest of corn by his customers. A few days ago she sent me snapshots of the process. I'm sharing some of those pictures with you today and have inserted a few Bible verses that include the word 'harvest' for a simple weekend meditation. Be blessed!

dark skies before the work began

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat, and summer and winter,
and day and night shall not cease.
Genesis 8:22

looking down between the rows of corn
Six days thou shalt work, 
but on the seventh day thou shalt rest:
in earring time and in harvest thou shalt rest.
Exodus 34:21

Combining corn

And when ye reap the harvest of your land,
thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field,
neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.
Leviticus 19:9

Cornfield partially harvested

When thou cutest down thine harvest in thy field, 
and hast forgot a sheaf in the field,
thou shalt not go again to fetch it:
it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless,
and for the widow:
that the Lord thy God may bless thee 
in all the work of thy hands.
Deuteronomy 24:19
Loading corn

And Ruth the Moabitess said,
He said unto me also,
Thou shalt keep fast by my young men,
until they have ended all my harvest.
Ruth 2:21

Recording data while transferring from combine to the weigh wagon

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son:
but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that 
causeth shame.
Proverbs 10:5
field after the harvest

And another angel came out of the temple,
crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud,
Thrust in thy sickle, and reap:
for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
Revelation 14:15


  1. That was especially meaningful with the photo complements. I recently heard a sermon on harvest that included the meanings behind firstfruits, gleanings, and the different harvestings. I should reread it. Thank you!

  2. Love it Barbara....thank you sweet friend for this post. Have a beautiful day.

  3. A beautiful meditation for us on this lovely Fall day!