Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, "When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?"
The King will answer, "Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me." .......Matthew 25

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Harvest

It was beautiful in the fields of Baray. The padi was ripe and ready for harvest. Although the fields were generally shimmering with grain, I was told that the harvest was poor this year. Apparently the rains had come late. Earlier in the season, the dry spells had badly affected the quality of crops, and the yield poor.

Still, it was quite educational for us, watching the harvest and processing of the padi.

More about Cambodia rice here:
http://www.commodityonline.com/news/Cambodian-rice-to-flood-market-soon-13083-3-1.html
http://www.fao.org/rice2004/en/p14.htm

1 comment:

edmund jd lee said...

At a point in His minsirty, when He was teaching the crowds, it must have been harvest time, for he taught those wonderful parables of the sower (Luke 4:3-20), and of the growing seed (Luke 4:26-29).


The Parable of the Growing Seed

He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come."