What Are You?
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life” (Gal. 6:7-8).
A story is told of two Scotchmen who emigrated to California. They wanted to have in their new home some reminder of their homeland. One took with him a thistle, the national emblem. The other took a swarm of honeybees.
Years passed by. Fields for a long distance are cursed with the thistle, which the farmer cannot get rid of. But the forests and fields are laden with the sweetness of honey.
Little did those two men think of what would grow out of their selections, either for good or for evil.
Is it not so always? The seemingly insignificant acts mean much to future generations. We are a burden or blessing to others through the little things of life, which are fuller of help or hindrance than we often think.
Beginnings count; we can control beginnings. We can make them what we will. Thoughtlessness may bring trouble to many. Thoughtfulness may bring untold good.—The Friend (Dayton).
Oh, scatter seeds of loving deeds Along the fertile field;
For grain will grow from what you sow
And fruitful harvest yield.
Though sown in tears through weary: years,
The seed will surely live;
Though great the cost it is not lost,
For God will fruitage give.
The harvest-home of God will come:
And after toil and care,
With joy untold your sheaves of gold.
Will all be garnered there.
—By Sonny Captain Benibo of Nigeria, West Africa.
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