...for the fields are ripe with harvest
John 4: 35-36 (NIV)
“Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe (white) for harvest.”
Many already know the story of the woman at the well. But did you know Jesus took this opportunity to explain the importance of being ready to harvest souls for Him? Some Bible teachers think Jesus applied this statement, “the fields are ripe (or white) with harvest” to a group of Samaritan men wearing white turbans making their way up the hill to see Jesus. To the disciples, this would have literally looked like white fields as they came to Jesus!
At Faith we recognize that all people need Jesus whether they are across the street or around the world. We stand ready to do our part in harvesting souls for Him among our neighbors and the nations. The fields are ready for harvest – we need workers in the fields!