Sunday, July 12, 2009

Renewal by Berry

July 11, 2009
Those who hope in God shall renew their strength; they will soar as with eagle's wings. Isaiah 40:31

Down the gravel lane, past the "Welcome to Happy Berry" sign, and around the shade tree, we saw the orchard. Rows and rows - far as the eye could see - of berry bushes! Blueberries and blackberries galore.

"Y'all can pick row 126 and 127, down in the holler," the owner directed us. And under the hot, high-cloud sky with a slight breeze, we picked blueberries for two solid hours. We filled up two boxes - 14 1/2 pounds worth.

Amazing how such as simple act of repetitively, meditatively, sweatingly, prayerfully picking berries can be so renewing.

What renews your strength in this moment?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! I am eating happy berry blueberries right now! A friend picked a basket up for us this weekend. And though I didn't get to renew by picking them, eating them one delicious bite at a time is very replenishing!