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.
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!”