And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

 2 Corinthians 9:8


students at shalom farmsDuring this season of Advent, we are preparing for the coming of Christ. One way we celebrate Advent is by gathering with family, friends, church members, and even strangers to enjoy food. Many of us have been blessed abundantly and are able to have a variety of healthy produce at these gatherings and throughout the year. Unfortunately, there are members in our community who do not have the same access to fresh produce.

This is why God has blessed our community with places such as Shalom Farms. I have volunteered at Shalom Farms for many years, most recently attending with Trinity’s Youth as shown in this picture. As a volunteer harvester, I have grown to appreciate my blessings. I have also made a connection between the work of harvest and the healthy produce that is accessible to me. Throughout my lifetime, Shalom Farms has grown and even moved locations so that it could sow a larger bounty of produce to share.

Let us grow like Shalom Farms and be generous this season by sharing what God has given us knowing that those who give abundantly will receive much more in return. 2 Corinthians 9:8 reminds us to have faith that if we give freely and generously, God will always provide what we need.

Natalie Dike

nativity in white cardboard on blue background

Learn more about Advent at Trinity!