Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
John 4:35b (KJV)
This local field is indeed white, and appears to be sitting there expectantly waiting for the cotton picker to come through and gather the cotton. However, one step of the usual harvest operation has not occurred yet on this field of cotton. It hasn't received the treatment required to exfoliate the leaves of the cotton plants.
Do you suppose that is what many people we come across in our daily lives are like? Expectantly waiting for some one to speak to them about their faith. There’s probably more than we can imagine hoping that someone of faith will tell them what they believe and why? The answer seems pretty clear, doesn’t it?
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus says …
- The harvest is vast, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest.
Luke 10:2 (ISV)