Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest”.
In another verse “Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few”; Matthew 9:37
The harvest that Jesus was speaking of in this context was referring to a particular people – the Samaritans. These people were being neglected and overlooked – even looked down upon by the Jewish religious people. They were no better than dogs in their eyes.
I want you to think about something today. If we don’t look out at our world and see a mass of humanity that need the Gospel, the number of people reaping the harvest really doesn’t matter at all. There is always a possibility that we are overlooking the people that God wants each of us to reach with it.
We must place our attention on God and what He wants. Too many times we have preconceived ideas of who it is that God is trying to reach through us. We think we know who He may be trying to draw to Himself. We must be led by the Spirit and have our focus to love where God wants us to love and look for the people that God wants us to share with. It can happen in the most unexpected places.
That love will then shape your thoughts and your plans and He will excite you to where you can’t think of anything except how to share with these people that God has given His love for.This is how I have felt about reaching the Jews for many years. I want us all to look to Jesus, to love those that Jesus wants to love through us, and to get out of our comfort zones as God sends each of us out into His harvest.
THE HARVEST IS HIS!!!!!!
Shalom, until tomorrow, Lord willing,