A City Harvest
On Sunday we celebrated Harvest at St Peter’s Church and thought about what Harvest means in a city context where we aren’t surround by fields that have been harvested and crops gathered in. How do we show we are thankful for all we have? This reminded me of a song we used to sing back in the 80’s at school.
Autumn days when the grass is jewelled
And the silk inside a chestnut shell.
Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled.
All these thing I love so well
So I mustn't forget
No, I mustn't forget.
To say a great big
I mustn't forget
It can be so easy to forget to forget to say thank you for all that we have to those who have provided it for us. We live in a world where we are detached from how our food is produced and made. We rock up to a supermarket and pick the food off the shelves with little thought as to where it is from or who has made it. Harvest in the 21st century is more about being thankful to God for what we have and giving back to those who are struggling than thanking God for a good crop of food that has been grown and gathered in before the winter months hit. So what are you thankful for this harvest?
Creator God, thankyou for all the choice we have in what we eat and how and where we buy our food. Help us to remember to be thankful to those who have produced it as well as thankful to you for all you give us. Amen