A friend on Twitter helpfully summarised what I’d been preaching in the Harvest service…
“As @hughbo taught us this morning, harvest is more than baked beans..”
I hope the message was a little more profound than that, but it does contain elements of truth. It was Harvest Sunday this week, at least it was in our church. Due to staff shortages I ended up preaching on Psalm 65. I’ve never done Harvest before, not since I was a kid. It brought back memories of Harvest suppers, produce auctions and competitions to see who had the biggest marrow.
I guess in short, my attitude to Harvest is fairly flippant. Especially in Hove, it doesn’t really seem all that relevant. But God’s word was so relevant… Psalm 65 is an awesome song of praise at the Harvest festival. We saw:
- God’s Grace
- God’s Greatness
- God’s Goodness