Thursday 20 September 2012

'To die would be an awfully big adventure' :)

On my bucket list I wrote that I wanted to grow something edible so with the help of my dad I've been growing runner beans. I waited eagerly with anticipation at each growth development stage. There was patience and still is as I saw the beans successfully growing. I have already had some of the harvest :D They were big and tasted lovely, and was well worth the wait. It was so nice to sit at the table and eat something I had grown. 

However, when I was picking off the runner beans that were ready to eat my dad explained to me that some of the flowers hadn't died yet so there was more runner beans to come. The vibrant red flowers need to die before the runner beans can grow. This fact of creation spoke to my heart and reminded me of the fact that being a Christian requires us to die to ourselves so that we can see God's harvest. 

'Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.' Luke 9:23-10:3

Lord, show me how to die for Love's sake. 

Show Me - Audrey Assad