A time to plant and a time to harvest

The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2 says “There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die.  A time to plant and a time to harvest.”  

We pray that the seeds that are planted will take root in fertile soil of young people's lives.  

I was reminded as I was working in my flower garden that getting rid of the weeds that like to “take over” is a hard thing to do.  One day I think I have gotten them only to find more the next.  Getting to the “root” of the problem is essential. The underground “root” system needs to be found and pulled out.  If not, the weeds just keep coming back. Even if it looks good for a few days, those roots are seeking a new place to grow.  And so it is with sin and old habits in our lives. If I get to pull the weeds and their roots in the spring, I can manage my garden.  It makes it easier to tackle them but they never go completely away.  I am reminded of the scripture “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  Until Jesus comes back we will need to deal with sin in the world but Jesus is greater.  He is our redeemer, savior, healer and the Holy Spirit is our counselor.  

As we minister to teens we pray for the Lord, to enable us to minister in ways that pour HIS healing truth into their lives. This is the springtime of their lives.  Your support, prayers, and encouragement  enables us to be faithful in preparing  the soil and planting seeds that will one day in God’s perfect timing produce a harvest.  Please remember us in your prayers as we minister in different ways.  Ask the Lord of the harvest to send us more laborers.  We are in need of staff, board members, volunteers, and are praying for men and women who see the mission of YFC, not as a job, but as a place to serve the Lord. 

Thank you for your prayers and partnership in this ministry/mission.

Jeanne Biltz, Executive Director

A time to plant and a time to harvest

2/17/2011 in Category Category One

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