Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap the fruit of steadfast love. Break up your fallow ground: for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain salvation upon you. (Hosea 10:12)
I came across this verse from Hosea, a part of the bible I know little of, and found fitting as we travel through Holy Week. This week is more than just a remembrance of our salvation’s history; it is a special time to seek the Lord and cultivate new ground. In farming, land is purposefully left “fallow” or un-sown, for a period of time in order to restore the land’s fertility. Sometimes a part of us must be left fallow for a time too.
This week, as we follow Jesus through his Passion, may we actively sow, reap, break-up and seek him, so that, together with the whole church, we may see the fruit of love, and feel the rain of salvation anew this Easter morning.