Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
It’s probably a staple that I remind myself of pretty frequently. It’s something that I get to hold on to. Not only is it easy to remember, but it’s very profound and what it’s saying, you know, Consider the ravens, so consider these birds they do not sow or reap. And the action of sowing and reaping is something that I learned many years ago. Probably early on in my faith. So back in 2016, I came to a Christian on domination church for the first time, and I had grown up Catholic, so I had all of my sacraments, and I truly understood the life of Jesus, but I didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. It was a little bit different because I would only attend church on special occasions. And so, when I went to church for all consistently for the first time, I I did visit once before 2013.
So in 2016, When I went back, and I actually formed a relationship with Christ, I made it a commitment to go every single Sunday, I learned truthfully what sowing and reaping meant, and that is the seed that God gives us what we do with it. So if we sow it, we will reap something, and we’re hoping to reap as a harvest and what we’re saying here is that these birds in the skies don’t even sow or reap. So even with the seed that God gives them, they’re not capable of sowing and tending to the soil. They’re not capable of watering the seed. They’re not capable of growing this God, dream this God blessing, whatever it is that comes from heaven. They are not capable of growing that on their own, yet, God feeds them.
So how much more valuable are you than the birds? Well, my two takeaways from this, as always, is I know that God is going to feed me regardless, but I don’t want to be like a bird in this life. I don’t want to be like a person that God feeds. I don’t want to be someone that God continues to give and give and give, and I don’t take the opportunity to take what he has given.
Put it into the ground, water it, and watch it grow. I want to be the type of person that sews and reaps. I want to be the kind of person that has a storeroom and a barn filled with the blessings of Christ because when he gives me, I can multiply. So the food that he gives me rather than just getting fed, I have the opportunity to put it into this into the soil to water to attend to it and watch it reap until harvest, and you do too.
Father God, we love you so much, and today we want to declare that we do not want to be just like the birds of the sky. We know that you feed them even when they don’t see our report. They’re just birds but to us, just getting fat is not enough. We have the opportunity to sow and reap. We had the opportunity to sow the seed that you have given us. So whether that is a seed to go to school, a seed to start a family, the seed of building a home, the seed of whatever it is, fill in the blank, Lord, we all have a different prayer and a different seed in our hands that you have given us. Lord, we look at St. Today, and we tend to it. We put it into the soil. We water it, will watch it grow, and we are looking to reap a harvest that will not only bless ourselves and our families but bless our families for generations to come. So, Lord, we have a storehouse. We thank you for all the blessings you have given us, and we give the first 10% to you. That is through our time, our treasure, our talent; we love you so much. And it isn’t your holy holy name that we pray today and every day. Amen.