Good seed scattered on the ground
Smiles and satisfaction with expectations
Long and hard rows worked with diligence
Hearts given over to a worthy harvest
The best, the first offered as thanksgiving to the true Lord,
King of heaven and earth.
Joy settles in with confidence as the sun sets on another long day,
In the new morning hope rises once more in strength
Long strides head to the fields
Sprouts seen even from a distance;
Then, the heart suddenly sinks,
Scattered along the good seed,
Mysteriously here and there, up and down the rows
What should not be there!
Old friends who really loved themselves more,
A neighbor who smiled often, but held a drawn sword,
Encouraging words, smooth as oil from a sincere voice on the television,
But later they betray,
A double-minded pastor once trusted,
Another friend who walked as a brother faded into the world
Times of testing wore out another who turned her back,
Fear and greed and hidden things became pitfalls to many others,
Love for pleasure in America,
Hunger for money, thirst for wealth;
And coldly many walked away in discouragement
Turned from the treasures of heaven’s revelations
Embraced a lesser love and turned away.
Compassion cries in sadness
The heart stands broken with family, friends, those admired from a distance.
The fields of struggle, full of unexpected things
Hands can only reach out as prayers lift up
Only the mind of Christ can understand
Only the Spirit of Yeshua can comfort,
Then an angelic presence walks into the vision
They speak kind words of encouragement,
Written words are rediscovered, reread,
Wisdom is sharpened
Love is refreshed
Peace settles once more.
In the end all will be sorted out,
Those called will be carried to victory
Those chosen will stand strong always
And an all knowing Lord will sit as Judge,
A King winnowing all things with His eyes.