“He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’” Luke 12:17
In the parable Jesus tells of a rich man who had too much. His crops were so abundant that he didn’t have enough storage bins to hold all of the grain; a good problem to have. My soybean yields and prices were not very good this year and my corn remains in the field but never the less, my grain was transported to the grain elevator for storage. This man thought that best way for him to alleviate this problem would be to build more barns and storage bins…tomorrow. He took care of his earthly problems but didn’t consider his Spiritual problems as the Lord came to take him home.
Is your life in order? How have the pages of your legacy been unfolded? There are over 24,000 children enjoying a school feeding program in Haiti today, and the number of children waiting to receive this blessing is today unknown. These five girls from Bon Barger in Caredeux are extremely happy as they have received this blessing; their meals cost a donor about a dollar and a quarter. Like the rich man in the parable, we don’t know when the Lord will call us home. As we look around us for opportunities to use our talents, treasures and lives we turn to Him, the Lord of the harvest and seek His directions. I close today with the words to the hymn ‘Almighty Father, Heaven and Earth’ that was written by Edward A. Dayman in 1867.
“Almighty Father, heaven and earth with lavish wealth before Thee bow; those treasures owe to Thee their birth, Creator, Ruler, Giver, Thou. The wealth of earth, of sky, of sea, the gold, the silver, sparkling gem, the waving corn, the bending tree, are Thine; to us Thou lendest them. To Thee, as early morning's dew, our praises, alms, and prayer shall rise as rose, when joyous earth was new, faith's patriarchal sacrifice. We, Lord, would lay, at Thy behest the costliest offerings on Thy shrine; but when we give, and give our best, we give Thee only what is Thine. O Father, whence all blessings come; O Son, Dispenser of God's store; O Spirit, bear our offerings home: Lord, make them Thine forevermore.”
Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jaye