It’s raining, but I know I have to harvest this day’s strawberries. The whole time I’m out there in the mud and underneath the dark sky, foraging about for ripe berries hidden beneath the rich green foliage, I think about the blessing I might gather in any season, under any sky, in any circumstance.
Yes, it’s terrible weather out here, but still there’s something to gather.
Doesn’t Isaiah 45 talk about how God can bring treasure from darkness? Doesn’t Psalm 126 talk about how those who sow in tears reap a great harvest of joy? Doesn’t Isaiah 43 talk about God making streams in the wasteland?
There’s something to gather from this day and every day–some wisdom, some joy, some beauty, some blessing. Go and gather it! Go right into the rain and darkness and gather it up!