The Scent of Freshly Mown Hay

There is hardly anything in the whole world that smells better than a field of freshly mown hay.  It has its own intoxication.  It can’t be said that it smells like anything else because it doesn’t. It is uniquely wonderful.  It is not even the same as the fresh smell of a newly mown lawn.  One of the disadvantages of modern cars with air-conditioning is you seldom catch that wonderful scent as you drive along the countryside with the windows all sealed shut.

It is no wonder Jesus so often spoke of harvesting.  An example is found in Matthew 9:37-38.  It says, “Then saith he unto his disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.

As a symbol of the final gathering of God’s children, the harvest is also a joyous, exhilarating event.

Written by Roger Bothwell on August 2, 2000\

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