Harvest Time

And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Luke 10:2).

I googled “harvest time” and was a bit amazed by what came up on the search engine. Here’s a ministry logo:


Christians of wealth engaging with money as a doorway to spiritual transformation

Really?  I thought Jesus threw the moneychangers out of the temple.  There was some spiritual transformation that day.

It’s becoming the norm to run our churches like a corporate business. Meanwhile, the tractor and columbine are full of fuel and their motors are running.  The fields are ready. Jesus has on his overalls and work boots and he’s looking in our church windows, searching for some people who will work with him in the harvest.

I think singer Luke Bryan is a little closer on his video, Harvest Time.  This isn’t a Christian video, but it certainly captures harvest time today. columbine tractor

I like the line where he says, “ . . . get filled up, and head on out in the world . . .”  Also, the line where he says, “It’s the only time of year we’re missing the church bell’s chime.”  GASP!  Miss church?  To work for God?  Well, that’s what the pastor and worship team and children’s church teachers and nursery staff do every week—they WORK.  Believe me, I engage in Sabbath rest.  But agendas change—even the church’s agenda—during harvest time.

You know, each one of us is a seed God planted on this earth?  Each person . . . but the evil one comes to try to sow tares in our families.  So we cry out to God for this harvest within our own family, our own home.  I think Glen Campbell brings harvest a little closer to the Christian home with his song, “Come Harvest Time.”

“Let the big wheels roll!  It’s harvest time!”

About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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5 Responses to Harvest Time

  1. Carol says:

    Well said Hope! Amen!! It’s truly harvest time!


  2. David says:

    Don’t forget the Imperials “Lord of the Harvest”


    • I totally forgot that one, David. That’s an oldie but goodie. I wonder if that’s on You Tube? I’ll do a search later today. Also want to mention that we have a newcomer to the blog, but for some reason his comment did not show up here. I want to shout out WELCOME to Russ and his family!


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