There are many roles for us to play in God’s world (Kingdom). Sow of us sow the seed. Some of us weed. Some of us water. Some of us reap the harvest. When we play the role of the harvester, we need to remember those who went before us to sow, weed and water.
Jesus has a role for us to play. Our job is to understand what it is today and be faithful to God’s plan. If our role is to get rid of the weeds today, then let us do it joyfully knowing that one day someone will be able to harvest the crop. In fact, if there is no weeding done, there will be no harvest.
We will all share together in the harvest. God knows about our faithfulness. We will all be triumphant together.
Here are the key ideas:
- It is important for us to serve the role today that God has given us.
- God’s goal is for the eventual harvest to be completed.
- God knows what is the best thing to happen today.
- God is good to patiently love the harvest in.
The Harvester isn’t waiting. He’s taking his pay, gathering in this grain that’s ripe for eternal life. Now the Sower is arm in arm with the Harvester, triumphant. That’s the truth of the saying, ‘This one sows, that one harvests.’ I sent you to harvest a field you never worked. Without lifting a finger, you have walked in on a field worked long and hard by others.
(John 4:36-38 The Message)