"After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Luke 10:1-2
There is a harvest to be had! It is out there! It is ripe! It is ready!
What does it take to have a harvest?
First, there must be good soil. Wherever there is good soil that has been prepared there is the possibility for a harvest!
Second, there must be seed sown. Everytime good seed is sown onto good soil there can be a harvest!
Third, there must be sunlight shined on the seed and the soil. Or, in this instance, SONlight must shine on it! Anywhere that the light of the Son shines on the good soil and the sown seed there is the possibility of a harvest!
Finally, there must be servants to bring in the harvest! Someone must go out and reap the harvest for the Kingdom. The ripe and ready grain does not bring itself into the storehouse. It waits for the laborer to bring it in!
This is great news for the discouraged congregation that hasn't been growing. There is a harvest to be had!
For the pastor who is about to give up because his church is plateaued. There is a harvest to be had!
The only thing needed to bring in the harvest is laborers! Jesus gives the plan for the harvest - GO! Yes, you! And the second thing is while you are heading into the harvest - PRAY! Ask God to raise up more laborers!
Will you go! Will you sow seed as you go? Will you shine the light of God's love as you go? Will you bring in the harvest that God has prepared?
There IS a harvest to be had!