The fields are white, but not quite unto harvest


“Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” ~ Jesus Christ (John 4:35)

This is just 1/4 of the horizon on my way to work – the almond trees are in bloom.

But I want to discuss the passage quoted above – it bears on all of us who claim to follow Christ.  If you study this passage in context, he is saying this – do not say that there is still time to do God’s work – the work is ready now!  There are people who need your love, truth, and attention now!

He was talking about doing the will of God for his own life, and he explained to his disciples that they should understand that they should not wait till some future date to pursue that will for themselves.

The term “white for harvest” refers to the color of grains like wheat, which turn from green to a very pale brown when they are ripe for picking.

The white fields above, however, are not ripe, but rather, are blossoms heralding the start of spring (yes, the end of February is spring here in California).

Questions: What do you think God’s will is for your life?  How do you determine that?  Are you pursuing it?  What needs to change in your life in order for you to do that?

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