‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up’ (Galatians 6:9)
Sowing in Tears & Reaping in Joy
Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.
Sowing is not always a joyful experience. The Psalmist portrays a picture of a sower, bearing in his hand a bag of precious seed and walking along the land that he has painstakingly prepared. As he plods along wearily, he sows the seeds while weeping. The weeping could have been caused by the toil and labour of breaking the fallow ground. Or his tears might have been because of his failing health. It may even be that he was sowing the seed that was the very last meal for his family.
Sowing seeds accompanied with such tears through a broken spirit will not go unnoticed by God. Psalm 56:8 confirms how much God takes notice of such tears. David said, “You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”
Today some of us may be like the weeping sower, crying out to God while sowing all that is in hand. Today’s Word assures us that God will make us return with a song of joy because of the great breakthrough that He will bring forth without delay. How different will that time be when mourning will be changed to rejoicing! Surely this will be the reward for those who laboured to sow, despite obstacles, trouble, calamity and persecution. Such sowers will obtain in the end an ample return for all his labours.
I come to You in Jesus’ name. I acknowledge that You are a God of all grace, who rewards those who keep Your works unto the end. Though I have sown with tears I thank You for Your Word that promises me that I will reap with songs of joy. Amen
God bless you,
Theo & Manju