Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sown Light


"Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart."
(Psalm 97:11)

They are sown. Planted. There will be a harvest for the righteous, although perhaps all we see now is darkness and sorrow. Planted in darkness, sown in sorrow, light and gladness are going to bear fruit. As farmers look forward to the day the crop is ripe, we need to look forward to the day when light and gladness are mature for us.

I like that it says they are sown for us. Not sown by us. We do sow things in life, and they will bear fruit. But this light and gladness are sown for us. A gift crop. A garden planted by our Father to feed us on later. It reminds me of Psalm 31:19:  "Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!" Our inheritance will not fade away, and it's reserved in heaven for us.

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