Harvest reminds us of continuity. The wheat in the fields points upward toward the God who brings growth year after year along with the changing seasons.
Night points to day, winter to summer, cold to heat and back again.
Earth remains as all else changes because God is unchanging and His patterns form an artistically crafted choreography set to the tune of a grand symphony of nature.
Thomas Chisolm penned it this way in his lovely hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,”
“Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love."
The message of the seasons is a witness to the faithfulness of God.
The scripture says that grass, and wheat is a grass, will whither even as the flower fades. It is the Word of God that endures forever.
My favorite radio programs tout summer reading lists where notable individuals list the books they are reading in the summer. It is a catch up time for intellectual and literary pursuits.
May I suggest going out in a field or forest, or sitting on a beach in the midst of nature and catching up on the Bible?
God is faithful and God's Word never changes.
Seasons come and go.
Crops are planted, grow, and die.
Life goes on.
All the while, God keeps the universe on course
with faithful guiding hand.