I saw a beautiful orchard in the sunshine; the smell was so sweet with rows and rows of apple trees. The fruit was ripe and ready to pick.
And I heard the call to harvest: “It’s time to gather each one!”
As I responded eagerly, ready to reach up, I began to be overwhelmed with the huge task ahead. All of a sudden, I heard a rustling in the trees and I saw the wind sweep through the orchard, in and around each row of trees. As it did, the branches shook and each apple began to fall, one by one into my hand.
I then heard the voice of the Lord in the wind say, “Look! We will harvest together!”
The choice is yours; will you answer the call to harvest? Will you feel overwhelmed by the task? Or will you be one who will join with Him, as His co-labourer? Truly, it is harvest time!
1 Corinthians 3:9 KJ
For we are laborers together with God: you are God’s field, you are God’s building.
John 4:35-38 TPT
As the crowds emerged from the village, Jesus said to his disciples, “Why would you say, ‘The harvest is another four months away’? Look at all the people coming—now is harvest time! For their hearts are like vast fields of ripened grain—ready for a spiritual harvest. And everyone who reaps these souls for eternal life will receive a reward. And those who plant spiritual seeds and those who reap the harvest will celebrate together with great joy! And this confirms the saying, ‘One sows the seed and another reaps the harvest.’ I have sent you out to harvest a field that you haven’t planted, where many others have labored long and hard before you. And now you are privileged to profit from their labors and reap the harvest.”