A wise youth harvests in the summer, but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace. Proverbs 10:5 NLT
When I read that I immediately remembered reading about Jesus ministering to the crowds, and then telling His disciples,
The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. Matthew 9:37-38 NLT
Are we sleeping through the harvest? If you don’t believe the harvest is great wake up! Look around you! I currently have a small group Bible study every week where 8-12 non-churched friends attend every week. When I got back from vacation last week they were just as excited to be back into God’s Word as I was. A church member put me in contact with her co-worker who has never attended church. We started Bible studies and now the co-worker’s daughter-in-law, who never attended church, has asked to join our Bible study. The list goes on of similar stories. At the church school where I help out, students who are not taken to church by family are asking questions and looking forward to learning about Jesus every day.
The Harvest is great! If you need to, ask Jesus to wake you up and send you into the harvest, so we each can reach one (or two or three or four…) in 2015!
Don’t get caught sleeping during the harvest. Solomon says that would be a disgrace!