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Harvest Someone New November 5, 2010

Posted by praycolumbus in Guest Author.
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Harvest* –  definitions:  1. The act or process of gathering a crop; 2. The crop that ripens or is gathered in a season; 3.a. the amount or measure of the crop gathered in one season; 3.b. the time or season of such gathering; 4. The consequence or result of an action. (*Harvest synonyms = crop, yield, produce, return, reap, gather, collect, bring in).

When fall begins to draw to an end, the farmer surveys his field and prepares to gather his crops. This process is commonly referred to as a “harvest”. The farmer collects his crops to avoid losing them to harsh weather or other hostile conditions.  The crop is precious to the farmer. It is a primary source to help sustain life for many.

Similarly, when Jesus walked the earth, he surveyed the crops of his father – God’s harvest – mankind. Jesus was sent to save this crop from the harsh and hostile plans of attack of Satan. Therefore, Jesus and those he appointed went out and gathered those who were willing to come and be saved. These were those whose hearts ached for something better and greater than the life they currently knew; those in need of peace and security; those in need of love.

In ancient biblical times, bread was the most important food in one’s diet. It was consumed daily for the nourishment of the body.  Today, bread is in great supply, but many have turned away from it.  But do you not know that Jesus is the bread of life?  That this sustaining life force is available to you for free?

Are you willing to reach out and “harvest someone new”?  Will you share your “bread of life” so another can live?  We encourage you to do so this month!  Feed on these scriptures and then share them with someone you harvested:

– Psalm 95: 1-2
– John 6:26-27; 47-48
– Matthew 5:6
– Matthew 13:36-43

Can you find a few other scriptures that could help with the harvest?  Share them with us and tell us how many people you were able to harvest this month!!!

The Workers Are Few

35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”  
Matthew 9:35-38

Submitted by Arnette Harmon