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Exodus 23:16 and 19
You shall observe the festival of harvest, of the first fruits of your labour, of what you sow in the field. You shall observe the festival of ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labour.
The choicest of the first fruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of God.
May there be abundance of grain in the land;
may it wave on the tops of the mountains;
may its fruit be like Lebanon;
and may people blossom in the cities
like the grass of the field.
Luke 8:4-8 and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 –The parable of the sower
Deuteronomy 26: 1-11 dramatised or text
Moses is speaking to the Israelites in the Promised Land, urging them to remember their past, telling them not to forget the ‘LORD’, Yahweh,
their creator and liberator. (This also appears on a separate post in Worship Words: Harvest Drama.)
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands….