At the time of harvest, it's also good to think about what sort of harvest we're producing from ourselves, and to remember to be faithful to God as he's faithful to us - to remember to thank him for all his gifts to us and to the earth. We are made from the same materials as the earth - minerals and water - but we have the "Breath of God" within us; that is, the gift of life. Like the earth, we can produce a good harvest or a bad one. Being faithful to God means living lives that bear the "Fruit of the Spirit", so that we become more joyful and generous, growing in humility and patience. So, why not come along to Experience Harvest and as well as discovering more about the crops that are grown in our gardens and fields, spend some time reflecting on the fruit of the spirit that can grow in your life.
There was a sense of peace and calm as we entered the church. Children have connected so well with the different areas and have been so eager to answer questions. Moe than at school!
We teachers learned so much too.
Harvest Festival is a popular time of year when God's people have come together to remember and give thanks for his steadfast goodness. As well as the usual wheat, flour and bread, representing the harvest of the fields, there are several other harvests we should give thanks for too. When God created the earth he made land, oceans, animals, trees and plants, all of which produce a rich harvest for us to enjoy. Experience Harvest explores God’s world – the harvest of fruit and vegetables from our gardens; those who risk great danger to harvest the fish and shellfish from the seas around our shores; the harvest of wool from newly sheared sheep that graze our fields; and the harvest of grain from ears of wheat is used to make our harvest loaf.
Simply amazing so much detail at every station! God spoke to me at every station!
I really enjoyed the opportunity to be still and reflect on the abundance of God's love for us.
But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control - Galatians 5:22