Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bringing in the Sheaves!

It's been a year of reflection with gratitude.

For these young boys!


For this wonderful partner of mine... he's still checking the moisture content.


For the sun shining through my front door highlighting the fresh bouquet of dried wheat kernels.


For the bags of ground flour that have your name written on them...

For the smells of freshly baked wheat bread to be shared with family and friends.


For the reminders in nature that keep drawing me back to HIM!...
Anyone driving past, will probably hear me humming
the old familiar song...Bringing in the Sheaves.

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
Fearing neither clouds nor winter's chilling breeze;
By and by the harvest and the labor ended,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
Though the loss sustained, our spirit  often grieves;
When our weeping's over, He will bid us welcome,
We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
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This song reflects my heart of gratitude to God.
He has seen my heart being weathered through many storms.
I have wept...I have grieved...I have feared...
But one thing I know for sure,
he has laid a strong foundation in my heart,
which allows me to keep singing!

"We shall come rejoicing, Bringing in the Sheaves"



12 comments:

  1. What a great post. Your blessings are a reminder to all of us how much we have to be thankful for- family, fall, food, fabulous homes, etc. I also agree that those blessings come from a Heavenly source. It's hard NOT believing in a divine being.

    (That bread looks heavenly! I guess I need to do some baking today.)

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  2. Wonderful! Now you have me singing! Love it. I'm looking forward to creating something in my kitchen with the contents of that pretty brown bag!

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  3. A great old song! I used the 'fruit of your harvest' in baking some delicious bread yesterday. Thank-you!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  4. The old hymn will be echoing across Blogdom as everyone comes to this post. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Marg, you have encouraged me this morning to keep sowing good seeds and trust God for the harvest.

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  6. Now I will be singing that hymn all day, it's stuck in my head. It takes me back to my childhood, I grew up in a farming area and Harvest Festival was always a big deal. The local baker made bread in the shape of sheaves for our church and the whole place was decorated with the produce of the season. Thanks for the memories. Angharad

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  7. I've always loved that song. And I've always loved freshly baked bread made with freshly ground wheat! I can just smell it...and remember to be thankful for our many blessings.

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  8. Beautiful Thanksgiving post and such gorgeous photos. I love them all.
    I remember that hymm. .I'll be singing it as I go!

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  9. Thank you for this lesson from the sheaves! Yes God has given us all much to be thankful for - even and especially in the midst of those "growing pains".

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  10. Marg, this is such a wonderful post of gratitude and joy.

    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that your life is filled with continued blessings.

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  11. Thanks for sharing these photos along with a great message. Those little boys are blessed!

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  12. 'We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves'..I love these photos, well done Marg.

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