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Celebrate the Harvest Season with Your Family

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har·vest //ˈhärvist

  • the consequence of an effort or activity
  • the season for gathering crops
  • the yield from plants in a single growing season
  • the gathering of a ripened crop
  • gather, as of natural products

The harvest is the time when you reap what you sow. As a verb, to harvest something means that you pick or gather it. You might harvest your sweet corn late in the summer.

To our family, harvest is a sweet, much-anticipated time in our year.

It’s a time when we highlight what we have done.

It’s a time when we look at our seeds sown over the year and talk about reward on those seeds sown.

Harvest time is a reward – a reward on time invested and an expected return.

God makes a promise to us through the harvest. In Luke 6:38, He said,

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

As Christians, we shouldn’t do good deeds because we expect something in return. However, we know that God has promised that sewing good seeds always has a return. We may never know when that return will come, but God promised that it would.

But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. — Matthew 6:4

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. — Galatians 6:9

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Your Turn

How do you celebrate the harvest as a family during this time of year?