Matt 9:37-38 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
I’m not a farmer, although I have had my fair share of being in a field picking purple hull peas or butter beans with my grandparents.
Closer to the house was a smaller garden spot for pole beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.
One thing I learned is there is always more to pick.
You can spend an hour on a row of peas and think you got every last one. But turn around and head back down the row and you will pick another half bucket full.
I also learned that if you don’t pick that most things will spoil and become unusable.
Tomatoes and peppers will begin to rot, while the peas and beans become hard and dry.
Jesus said the harvest was ready but there aren’t enough laborers.
You can present the gospel to 15 people, turn around, and there are 20 more you can present the message to.
The longer you wait the more hardened people become to the gospel.
The adversary wastes no time in presenting a message against God.
We should counter by wasting no time heading into the harvest with the message of God.
It’s high time we get into the garden.