Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!

Translate this Page Here




Word Count: 277

Send Article To Friend Print/Use Article

Contact PamFord Davis

Swinging the Sickle

by PamFord Davis  
3/15/2018 / Devotionals

My family and friends in Central NY State still need to use snow plows, shovels and snow blowers. Yet, people here in Northeast Louisiana are beginning to mow their lawns. When on the road today, my husband and I saw people hard at work. They wanted to get their grass cut before the arrival of the next forecasted rain and thunderstorms.

Have you ever seen anyone cut tall grass or grain with a sickle?

“Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe (Joel 3:13a NKJV).”

I grew up in a small rural neighborhood; as I recall, my parent’s property was an acre or less. Yet, Dad still had his work cut out for him. The yard had rolling hills and plenty of Mom’s flower gardens to mow around. Using only a gas lawn mower, he kept a well groomed yard. He did have one challenge to overcome...

Pools Brook (Creek) ran through our side yard. Grass grew tall near the creek banks; there, Dad used a large sickle. I can almost see him now. Repeatedly, he maneuvered the heavy sickle into chest high grass. Firm and fit, he accomplished the task. Leveling tall grass; he removed hiding places for mice, rats and snakes. He also cleared away thorny briers.

Thorns can be a spiritual hazard.

“Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful (Matthew 13:22 NKJV).”


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter.

Article Source: WRITERS

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by PamFord Davis

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.

User Comments

Enter comments below. Due to spam, all hyperlinks posted in the comments are now immediately disabled by our system.

Please type the following word below:

Not readable? Change text.

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed, Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer

Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© All rights reserved. Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.