What comes to mind when you see the word gather? Most of us think of getting together with family or friends, and especially now, these thoughts can stir up sadness and longing.
Gather can also mean collecting as a harvest or bringing together from scattered places or sources. Gathering can describe a summoning of thoughts or strength for a purpose or activity. To draw and hold together.
This is life. We gather beliefs, feelings, and experiences from all the places we go and the people we meet. What do we keep and what do we discard? Is there a change in us? Do we carry along negative stuff or leave it behind? Are these conscious decisions or underlying influences from those around us?
What we gather along the path of life will determine how we treat ourselves and others. God challenges you to change. Reach out and gather what you need. God is with us on our journey, take His hand. Learn more on my about page.
Galatians 6:9, Living Bible: “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.”