“When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field nor gather the gleaming of your harvest, you are to leave them for the needy and the alien. I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 23:22).
These words from the Lord to Moses, and spoken to the people, were part of the specific instructions for properly observing the Feast of Weeks (Harvest Feast), a festival of thanksgiving for God’s faithful provision. Our offerings of thanksgiving are incomplete when our only thoughts are of all that we have. Being beneficiaries of grace, our fullest expression of a truly thankful heart is to be seen in our advocacy and provision for those who are without; those on the outside looking in; those longing for more than what this life can offer.