Signs of the Times

From an article by John Murray, B. D. in The Christian World Pulpit London, England

Harvest reminds us that Christianity is a religion of new beginnings.

We sing of success hard worked for, of reaping well earned. But after the success the men of the farms and fields stride on to new tasks. They reap today in order that they may plough tomorrow and sow the day after. And that unrelenting toil is a parable of the life of the spirit. All that we do and achieve is but granted to us as an opportunity from which to advance to further endeavors. Our faith never lets us be satisfied. It never lets us sit down in complacent contemplation. It never lets us feel that all has been finished. ... It calls us from rejoicing in things achieved to tasks yet untackled. Today we rejoice. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, ... we must work!

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