Happy October! This month the freedom writers are writing on harvest blessings. 😊
When thinking about harvest blessings the first things that comes to my mind are apples, pumpkins and persimmons. But what about special things that occur to make an ordinary day extraordinary?
Mom and I have lunch together on Fridays. We were finishing up our meal at a local restaurant and she asked if I could go to the counter and pay the bill. The woman behind the counter looked sad, so, I asked her how she was doing and she said “okay”, but not very convincingly. I decided to ask a few more questions and she shared that she had had to do a hard thing that morning but she knew the outcome would be good. I felt compelled to tell her that if she was doing a hard thing with a good outcome then she was showing a lot of courage. The woman’s eyes instantly filled with tears and she said that “She needed to hear that.” She allowed me to console her with a hug…
Spending time with God allowed me to show up with love. I noticed and asked questions and He gave me a word that I couldn’t have known that she needed to hear. My harvest blessing.
Going out from that place, he went into their synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So, he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. – Matthew 12: 9-13
Harvest blessings. They abound! – and if we look a little deeper and act with God, they provide meaning and purpose to our lives in all season of life!
Harvest Blessings to You!
With Love, Christina
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