THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A couple entered the movie theatre with their 2 month old child.
The usher said, "If the baby starts to cry, you'll have to leave. However, you can ask for your money back."
About 30 minutes into the movie, the couple realized it was a dud.
The husband looked at the wife and asked, "Shall we wake up Johnny?"
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
There are many things that can happen to a field of grain ready for harvest: hurricanes, tornadoes, locusts, blight, mildew, drought, etc.
Even though those things can, and do, happen to a field, we still need laborers to gather the harvest at the appropriate time.
Though difficulties come, sowing will still lead to reaping.
Also, there are many things that happen to a spiritual harvest: greed, lust, envy, pride, thievery, murders, adulteries, etc.
But Jesus promised that the spiritual harvest is still "plenteous!"
There is still a LOT to be brought in!
Now, the worst thing that can happen to a spiritual harvest is apathy and laxness on the part of the laborers!
Hurricanes and tornadoes are brought into the fields by church splits.
The "locusts" of the devil's legions try to erode the fields.
The "blight" of evil's growth eats away at hearts who may believe.
Mildew and drought are brought on by unconcerned and insincere believers.
Our prayer must be for "laborers!"
We need strength in the laborers that ARE!
And we need ADDED laborers with a zeal to gather!
The "LORD" of this harvest is Jesus Christ!
He is the One Who has committed to Christians the task of gathering.
He is the One Who can strengthen us for the work.
And He is the One Who can add "to the church daily such as should be saved." (Acts 2:47)
Let us pray in earnest!
Let us work daily!