2 Samuel 9:1 (KJV) “And David said, is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”
Harvest time is always a payback time; it is a time of reward. There is nothing done in this life that goes unrewarded, someday, somehow, you or somebody down your lineage get paid for your good seeds, as well as your evil deeds. There is always a harvest for every seed sown.
Jonathan was the one who sowed the seed of kindness into David’s life, and his harvest time is here, although he was dead and gone, David is looking for his son. The Bible says, “And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” This is the harvest for Jonathan’s seed.
Sometimes, parental seeds can become the children’s harvests that launch them into unimaginable breakthrough. Consider the miracle that Jonathan’s harvest brought Mephibosheth into. If Jonathan had failed to show kindness to David, Mephibosheth will have remained perpetually impoverished. The mystery about the harvest is that, it recognizes and speaks for you and your children, when you least expected.
You will never discover the strength of a seed, when you hold tight to it. Don’t hold tight to kindness, when it is in the power of your hand to show it. Don’t ignore the opportunity to help others, when you are in a position to do it. Every little show of kindness, help, favour, courtesy, or hospitality granted to others, when they need it, is a seed with tremendous power, for a future miracle. When a seed leaves your hand today, it goes into your future, and waits for you as a harvest.
How can we cultivate the spirit of generosity in our family?
Father, let every good seed I have sown begin to speak for me and my children, in Jesus’ name.