Year of Jubilee!
I went to the field as usual, clasping my hand tightly, not wishing to lose even one tiny particle of hope. An old man was already there, hammering a wooden pole into the ground with a sign announcing NO PLANTING! He stopped me at the gate and shook his head.
“But I’ve brought seed!”
“But it’s always right to sow seed.”
“But it’s my life’s work – to sow seed!”
He nodded. “Bet you’re diligent about it, aren’t you?”
“Put a lot of effort into it?”
“Put my whole heart into it!” I was frustrated; stopping was not what I had in mind!
This was my whole focus! Could he not see? “I’m a Seed Sower!” I declared. He was concerned.
“That’s great. I am for you. I really am – but right now…… right now – it’s time to change focus.”
“But the field…”
“Is prepared!” He announced, then took pity on my helplessness. “Ok. Ok. I don’t do this for everyone….. but let me show you.” He pulled out an X Ray magnifier and I studied the ground. I saw as I had never seen before: seed beneath the surface; seeds hidden; seeds as far as the eye could see; seeds sleeping – waiting for their time…..
The old man sighed, satisfied. His face cracked into a smile – a knowledge – a hope of things to come.
“Blessing’s coming,” he said.
Based on Leviticus 25:8-55 If you liked this then you would like Voice Tales.
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