What if, when we moved, we left everything but us?
Think of all of the moving expenses we'd save, and all the time.
And when we arrived at our destination, the house would be furnished.
And when someone moved into our old house, it would be furnished.
What a joy! What a surprise! What an adventure!
It would not be perfect.
You might have to replace a lumpy mattress
Or a can opener because you don't like that kind.
But what peace! To know that every house is furnished!
And what if, instead of planting crops to our increase, we left before the harvest?
And what if everywhere we went we found the ripening crops of others?
Then we would sow where we don't reap,
And reap where we don't sow,
And we would not complain
Because we would be in good company,
And all would be provided by an unseen hand.
John 4:36 "...Already the reaper draws his wages and gathers a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may rejoice together. For in this case the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for; others have done the hard work, and now you have taken up their labor.”