"Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest?' I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." NIV
"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." KJV
How many of us are aware that we pass by opportunity after opportunity to share Christ? We are plodding along unaware thinking we will get our lives in order so that we can do great things for God? There is no time wait. If we open our eyes and look all around us, we can see lost people looking for the Answer we have. We don't travel to the harvest field, we live in the middle of it. We start sharing now, where we are, with what we have. Our Lord will keep us supplied. The field is ready and so large. Those who are willing to open their eyes and take up the call to harvest are so few.
Heavenly Father, we ask you to forgive us for living day after day with closed eyes. We have failed to see opportunities to share the gospel message and words of hope and encouragement. Help us to be aware of those around us who need someone to give them hope. Keep our minds ready to work in the harvest field, right where we are. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D.