Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126: 5-6
John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845) better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.
I feel like Johnny Appleseed. Every day, as our schedule dictates, Jerry and I go “to and fro,” carrying with us the Bible verse John 3:16 in every known language, plus gospels of John and copies of the daily devotional Our Daily Bread. In the movie named for her, (Little Orphan) Annie sang “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” I have come to feel I am not fully dressed without my bag of seeds–Living Water and the Bread of Life.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.“ John 3:16 BSB