This is perhaps the theme verse of our entire project. The harvest is ripe! Are you beginning to notice that this concept is a theme throughout the Bible? One question I think we need to ask is: “What makes a harvest ripe?” Think back to what we read a few days ago in 1 Corinthians chapter 3: GOD makes the crops grow. God is already working in people’s hearts.
This is an amazing thing. You don’t have to move overseas to Africa or the Middle East just to find a crop that’s ready to be harvested, you’re already standing in a ripe corn field right where you live! Statistics would say that well over half of your neighbors or co-workers aren’t following Jesus. Some of them haven’t had any “seeds” planted in their lives yet, but others are “ripe for the harvest.”
Jesus says we ought to “ask the Lord of the harvest to send out more workers into the harvest field?” What will you be this week? A watcher or a worker? Will you trust that God can use you to be a part of His harvest?