Scripture: Gal 6:1-10
Key verse: (9) So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we do not give up.
Reflection: There is no weariness like the weariness that comes from 8 months in a pandemic. We are tired in ways we haven’t experienced before. We are weary. As we head into Thanksgiving week, many of us are making sacrifices around our holiday traditions. We have to make tough choices about what these celebration days will look like. We are weary and tired of having to decide what the right thing even is.
When reading the Galatians passage for today I was struck by this word, weary, and Paul’s call to the Galatians to remember that the harvest will come. As Christians, we look forward to a time when human suffering will cease and we will rest in the eternal. There is deep hope in this. We live in these weary times but we know that the harvest will come. And Paul tells us not to give up.
I wonder what is making you feel weary today. Where do you place your hope for the harvest? What would it look like for you to not give up today? As we continue to live into this season of tough decisions, draining zoom calls, and new ways to live our lives, I hope that we can look forward to the harvest, even if we are not sure what it will look like. I hope we do not give up because of weariness but find the strength to carry on in each other and even more so in God.
Prayer: God of all things, help us in our time of weariness. Give us visions of a plentiful harvest and the bounty that you show us through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Author: Savannah Demuynck
[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].