YHWH is gracious enough to give us seasons in which things change and cycles which make things familiar. After the students have left, the farm is quiet but we rest and we plan and we dream of the new seeds we are going to plant in the spring. Each year we learn new things and find ways to better the farm and better how we teach the students. We’ve been getting new improvements like a larger septic system so that we can host more people comfortably during Feast Days, and we’ve been blessed with exemptions from the county, we have been given so much and it makes our world grow a little bit bigger every day.
Can one plan for the future and still be content? I do say so, as scripture says, “A man plans his way, but Elohim guides his steps.” As we pray and plan, we know that He will remain faithful. Bringing us to where we need to be, and bring those who need to, to come. So that we can make our world more like His.
We are so thankful for the innumerable blessings that He gives us every day, and we pray that we can share them the way they need to be shared, so that more people come to know Him and love Him. We also pray that we can learn to love each other way our Father wants us to love each other- “loving as brothers, tender-hearted, humble minded, not returning evil for evil, or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, blessing, knowing that we were called to this in order to inherit our blessing” 1st Peter 3:8-9″
Winter is a season for slowing down and nourishing our roots. The frost may kill the leaves, but the fruit has become so visible! And abundant is the harvest! Don’t allow winter to discourage you, but allow it to help you find where your fruit is.