With autumn, comes the gleaning Our crops have thrived this year We're thankful for God's blessings As harvest time draws near There's enough to last through winter With its bitter cold and snows Hard work, faith and perseverance Determine how the harvest goes God planted us on Earth's landscape Gave us the tools to cultivate Whether our gardens fail or thrive Depends on how we've kept the faith We must keep the weeds from growing Instructions in God's word are found Fertilize our crops with belief and trust And never let obstructions confound I want to be in God's harvest After my time on Earth is done And live with Him in Heaven When He gathers His children Home Kathleen McCoy Eldridge© September 1, 2007 All Rights Reserved