As we approach harvest it can so easily pass us by because we live in a world the continually shuns God. Yet each year we are blessed with abundance. We have crops in season and food on our tables. Harvest is a reminder to us of God’s mercy and that we don’t get what we deserve.
We see this in the Genesis story how God punished a guilty world through the flood yet he showed mercy to Noah and as a promise of that mercy he gave the Rainbow as a sign in the heavens, but also God promised the seasons and Harvest. “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease” Gen 8v22
God continues to show his mercy to us through his son Jesus, God does not punish us and because of him we don’t get what we deserve. Jesus paid the price mercy and Love was revealed to us.
The question is, do we think deeply enough about what that means? Does it make us more appreciative not only of the harvest but everything that we see which speaks of God’s mercy and Goodness, “In earth and sky, from ocean depths and spreading wood, ten thousand voices seem to cry: God is good”. Why not join with us this year recognising again how God has shown his mercy and love through all he has given.
Join with us in celebration to a great God; come with a full and thankful heart. This year our Harvest collections will go towards the work and mission of our church please find a Harvest envelope with this letter. We have many generous people in our Church who year by year support the work of our society and we give God thanks.
As we make our preparation we are again asking people to support the food Bank. Please see the lists on the next page. Items can be brought to the church between now and our harvest and they will be put on display. Also if you would like to donate flowers which then can be distributed to members of our congregation that would be appreciated? We have so much to be thankful for, it is so good to share.