The Law of the Harvest by Robert Walker

The Law of the Harvest
Robert Walker
Romans 1:17, Galatians 6

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

"I want to repay you," said the nobleman. "You saved my son's life." "No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the Scottish farmer replied, waving off the offer.

At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. "Is that your son?" The nobleman asked. "Yes," the farmer replied proudly.

"I'll make you a deal." Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be proud of." And that he did.

In time, Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterwards, the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

The Law of Sowing and Reaping is universal. It works the same way regardless of the part of the world in which one lives.

No one would ever plant a field of corn and expect to harvest cucumbers. Nor would one plant peas and expect to harvest persimmons.

One always expects to harvest what has been planted. It is a universal law.

The principles of the Law of Sowing and Reaping operates in every area of life. However, we are most ...

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