I love Cee’s Foto Challenge this week. The harvest season has very special meaning in Christendom. It speaks to revival, gathering in, hope and salvation from coming darkness. Harvest season is a time of great and fruitful labor. Jesus asked,
Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. 36 Even now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. 37Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. 38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.” John 4:35-38 NIV
He also said,
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. “Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” – MA 9:37,38
Now of course when He spoke those things Jesus was not talking about wheat or pumpkins. He was speaking of a harvest of souls. People are the harvest of the church. People are the harvest of Christ. He didn’t die for riches or for fame. He didn’t rise again to prove a philosophical point. He came to rescue people broken by the world. We are each a part of his harvest if we want to be!
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Are you a part of the harvest?