It may be easy to read parts of the New Testament and immediately understand how that could inform your life. Does the same happen as you’re reading Leviticus? It’s harder isn’t it? Well, read this passage from Leviticus 19:
When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.
Isn’t that a great example of some clear application from Leviticus? No?
Maybe the fact that you don’t have fields and harvests is causing you difficulty. But I’m here to help. There is a process called gleaning in which fields which have already been harvested are left for others to come and gather what has been left behind. There is an organization called the Society of St. Andrew that helps with this, and they have an urgent need this Saturday. They have 80,000 lbs of sweet potatoes that need to be bagged and distributed and it is going on nearby in Hillsborough.
My wife and I are going to try to make it–I’ll at least attend. If you can come along, let me know. Or you can sign up individually on their webpage. They need folks to bag the produce and if you have a truck and would like to help distribute, they need that as well. The sweet potatoes are going to locations in Hillsborough and Durham County.
I know this is short notice, but look at your calendar. If your Saturday morning is free, or at least partly free, give this some thought. It is a great way to serve the poor and the sojourner and glorify God in the process. They need the help and the more who come out the quicker it will go.
Here are the details, which again can be found at their website, or call (919) 683-3011 for more information.
WHAT: Society of St. Andrew has received a very large donation from one our NC sweet potato growers. To celebrate our 20th year of feeding the hungry in North Carolina, we are having a Sweet Potato DOUBLE Drop!
We will have 36 bins of sweet potatoes (80,000 pounds), so this will be as simple as standing beside a bin, filling bags with potatoes, and loading the bags in the truck beside the bin.
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 8 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: New Sharon United Methodist Church
1601 New Sharon Church Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Register here: http://www.endhunger.org/NC-DoubleDrop.htm