Celebrating Harvest

Celebrate the Feast of Harvest.
          —Exodus 23:16

Except for Noah’s family and his floating zoo, God wiped out the whole shebang. He said he would never do that again: “As long as the earth remains, there will be seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night” (Gn 8:22).

In Moses’ day, God established three annual festivals the Israelites were to observe in his honor. Two of them were related to crops: the Festival of Harvest, when they were to bring him the first fruits of their harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the harvest season (Ex 23:16).

In the United State and Canada, we observe Thanksgiving. In Germany, it’s Erntedankfast. In Brazil, Dia de Ação de Graças.

Wherever and in whatever language, give thanks to God, for without his design and blessing there would be no harvest to celebrate.

You will have 86,400 seconds today.
Use one of them to say “Thank You, God.”

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