The Amish Way – Harvest Days
There’s something about fall that is soothing. Summer’s work is done. Winter hasn’t yet arrived, and we’re able to enjoy the changing of the seasons.
For the Amish, harvest time is also family time. They reap the rewards of the work in the fields together. They celebrate God’s abundance together. Families–including women and children–go out and help to bring in what has been produced.
I like that image. I like families doing things together. In our family, it’s hard to even pinpoint everyone in the same town at the same time. So there’s something about the simplicity of a family together on a farm that calls out to me.
We’re all reaping the harvest though–whether it’s crops or a lifetime of work in an office. Whether it’s wheat or God’s blessings of love and family and forgiveness. The harvest reminds us that God is good, and that we have much to be thankful for. My prayer is that this harvest season will be a special time for you and your family.
ps – if you haven’t entered your name is last Saturday’s drawing, you have one more day. I’ll pull a winner on Monday morning and announce it on Wednesday’s blogs.