HOST: Michael Whitworth
Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” They went out of the town and were coming to him. Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”
“Lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.” As Christians, we are all laborers in God’s fields. In some lives, we will sow seeds; in others, we will reap the fruit of the seeds sown by someone else. Maybe the important and greatest lesson to learn here is that, in any life that we have contact with, we can influence and affect spiritually. We may not win everyone personally, but we might plant a seed that will later bear fruit that someone else will reap. Or we might reap the fruit of seeds that were planted years before by someone else. We must always be aware of our influence and be ready to work in whatever capacity we are called to fill. What a privilege and responsibility it is to be workers for God!
Who in your life have you or can you influence for God?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!