The Harvest

Cotton

35b behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

John 4:35b

The weather cooperated with the cotton farmers in areas in Texas this year.  The rains came at the proper time.  The cotton plants grew tall.  The cotton bolls were plentiful.  When it came time for the harvest, the fields were literally white.  Harvest time for the cotton farmers this year was a joyful time.

As we continue to work through God’s calling on our lives, we see more and more people who don’t know who they are in God.  They don’t know who God really is, or of His love for them.  They stay lost in a world that pulls them in all directions, never knowing the real truth. 

It would seem that the “fields of life” are ready for a harvest.  People around us are hurting.  They don’t know where to turn.  Yet, God has a plan for them.  He has a calling that is only for them, if only they would turn to Him.  That’s where we come into the picture.  It’s up to us to walk through those fields and let them know of God’s love, and of His promises.  They are all around us, and just as ready for the harvest as the cotton fields are this year.  But that cotton won’t pick itself.  The farmer has to do his part.  And we must do our part to bring in the harvest for God.

  The hallways were crowded at the sound of the bell,

There was a hurrying and scurrying we all know well.

The students are trying to understand who they will be.

The fields are white and ready to harvest, don’t you see?

 

The people wandered up and down the sprawling mall.

Most didn’t know what they were searching for at all.

Some were simply there just to see what they could see.

The fields are white and ready to harvest by you and me.

In the quiet of the office, everyone working their own way.

Conversations start and stop during the course of the day.

They keep inside themselves the hurts that most cannot see.

The fields are white and ready to harvest by you and me.

The task is there and cries each day for one and for all.

God is still seeking you and me and He extends His call.

Many are simply lost and don’t know where they are to be.

Look! The fields are white for the harvest. Don’t you see?

 © 2014 Charles A. Kalkomey

September 18, 2014