We are good at looking around at nature and figuring out what time of year it is. We can see the snow right in front of us and know that it is winter. Nothing too tough about that.
Jesus challenges us to be that discerning spiritually. It is, of course, harvest time all around us. Do we see it? Do we know it? Where is our sense of urgency?
What keeps Jesus going is doing what God wants. That is it. That is God’s goal for us as well. God has something He wants us to finish. God wants us to lean in, listen to Him and get it done. Is it harvest time? Yes, it is.
May I see what God sees.
May I focus on what God wants to happen.
In the meantime, the disciples pressed him, “Rabbi, eat. Aren’t you going to eat?” He told them, “I have food to eat you know nothing about.” The disciples were puzzled. “Who could have brought him food?” Jesus said, “The food that keeps me going is that I do the will of the One who sent me, finishing the work he started. As you look around right now, wouldn’t you say that in about four months it will be time to harvest? Well, I’m telling you to open your eyes and take a good look at what’s right in front of you. These Samaritan fields are ripe. It’s harvest time! (John 4:31 – 35 The Message)