Shouts of Joy

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Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
-Psalm 126:5-6, NLT

What a wonderful promise God has given us as His scribes! How many pages of our manuscript are smudged with the stains of our tears? How much more louder will be our shouts of joy as we see the fruit of our labors come to pass. And we WILL see the fruit. We WILL return with the harvest. We WILL experience wonderful seasons of joy. It’s a promise.

Dear God, Thank You for encouraging us and giving us Your promises to cling to. I will continue to write each day even though the harvest seems far away and unsure. The seasons will come and go. The time for harvest WILL come. Thank You for Your promise of joy. Amen.

-photo of gourds at Mission San Juan Capistrano by Nancy I. Sanders