"Well, Lord, the 15th of April has come
and gone, and we feel like an abbreviated
version of "Rich Man-Poor Man."
"So? Haven't I told you to render unto
Caesar what is Caesar's and render unto me
what is mine?"
"Yes, Lord. But, do you have any idea how
much it cost to raise a family these days?"
"Morgan...what did I see you do the other
day in your backyard?"
"Trip over the boys' baseball bat?"
"No, further back."
"Oh , you mean You saw us cultivate and disc
our land and get it ready for seed time?"
"Yes ...Many have called Me the Lord of the
Harvest, but I am also the Lord of the Planting
"Thank you for allowing us to be a
gardener in Your vineyard. Help us to lean to
reverence and respect the seeds that you give us,
as well as we appreciate the harvest at summer's
end. Help us to plant well, to plant with great joy
in our heart."
"You shall plant...and harvest...according to
the real and true intentions of your heart."
"Thank You, Lord."
(First posted in April 1978)