“Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then
comes the harvest?’ Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and
 look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” (John 4:35)

The Harvest

The summer is past now and autumn is here.
We enjoy the Artist's pallet of colors in the trees.
We are reminded of His creative powers
Shown forth in the beautiful falling leaves.

A show of grandeur as they waltz to the ground,
Leaving the forests bare and resting for a time.

We await another season that will bring them to life.
It will come as God's clock of Spring begins to chime.

This is pay-off time for those who plowed and sowed,
And cultivated, weeded, watered and waited for the grain.
It is time to gather and garner into storage the increase.
Their labors have been rewarded and were not in vain.

But what about the ripened harvest that the Lord sees?
What about the souls that are waiting for someone to care?
They are heavy with ripened fruit that the Master can use.
He is looking for harvesters who will labor there.

He looks at the altars where daily prayers are made,
And He hears petitions they send to His throne;

But mostly he hears their personal problems and burdens,
The travail of their own hearts and He hears them moan.

He really wants to hear and answer those pleading prayers,
But, oh, how He wants to hear that they also care about the lost
Who are dying in the harvest, dropping un-gathered fruit.
He is looking for those who will reap, not considering the cost.

Will we remember His Word, “Pray for laborers for the harvest”?
Will we go? He sends us to bring in the precious increase.
We can’t allow it to die on the vine because the laborers are too few.
We must reap the harvest so they may know His love, joy and peace.

“And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit
for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together” (John 4:36).

Just go! The rewards will be Heavenly!
Are you listening? He is calling.

God is waiting for prayer-ers, laborers and gatherers.

Delores Adams
October 13, 2003

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