Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
The Proper Time
According to the Thomas Cook website, “Autumn in Canada (September to December) is a truly spectacular site; whether you are walking around a local town looking at its historic sites and buildings, or taking a stroll through a nearby forest, the leaf colours will leave you breathless. From a luscious green, the foliage in the country goes through a complete transformation adding yellows, oranges, and reds you will not want to miss. Enjoy most outdoor activities with fewer crowds than in the summer.”
Earlier this year many of us watched the world’s best athletes compete in the winter Olympics. These men and women work for years preparing for these games, and one of the most challenging parts of their plan is to peak at just the right time. It means hard work, the right diet and getting enough rest. I’m sure there are many times when they wondered if it was all worth it. In a spiritual sense, the follower of Jesus is called to a similar commitment to keep on keeping on. In Galatians 6:9, Paul the apostle writes, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Paul calls his brothers and sisters to a life of consistency in their spiritual walk. It means spending time regularly in the study of God’s word and in prayer. It means being in fellowship with other believers who will help us stay the course. It can be challenging sometimes, but Paul assures us that there is a time coming when it will all be worthwhile. We will stand on the podium of Glory and hear the Father say “well done.”
These have been words from the heart.