“Let us not grow weary in doing right, for we will reap at harvest time if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 (NRSV)
Getting fields ready, planting crops, tending to crops isn’t always easy. Too much rain in the Spring may result in replanting; too little moisture in the summer can result in low yields. But when the farmers talk about a good harvest of corn, beans, etc., they’ll tell you it was worth all the effort they put into giving it their best.
As of this month, Doug and I will have been serving at Enon 11 years. As a church family, we have all persevered through struggles and sorrow together. We have all worked together to humbly, faithfully, and obediently follow Jesus. As a result, I believe we’re in the biggest harvest season of souls for Christ’s kingdom that we’ve seen so far! Our hearts are full of praise and we celebrate what God is doing, but we must also continue to keep pressing forward in serving and praying like we find Jesus doing in Matthew 9: 35-38…
“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field.'” (NIV)
We must keep giving our best to reach out with the Good News, love and healing grace of Jesus. We must keep praying for more and more people to join us in working to build God’s kingdom. As we do, let’s trust that we’ve not already seen our biggest and best harvest, but that many more great harvests are yet to come!
A Fellow Worker,