“Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed, *
will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves.”
Often, while in the deep darkness of our grief, sadness and even anger we cannot see how or when we will be restored to wholeness. Sometimes we even refuse to see what may be a brighter path ahead, instead remaining mired down in our sorrow. Yet even then we are carrying the seed of gladness and restoration with us. That seed is our knowledge that we are beloved of God–the God that is ever faithful and ever loving. When we allow that seed to sprout within us and take root inside of us we will again return to that place where we are filled with joy. And not just filled, but overflowing…which allows us to scatter our seeds of God’s love. Thus, the Kingdom of God spreads, grows and thrives in the world.