See The Harvest

“Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?”  So the people came streaming from the village to see him.

Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus, “Rabbi, eat something.”  But Jesus replied, “I have a kind of food you know nothing about.”  “Did someone bring him food while we were gone?” the disciples asked each other.

Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work. You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest.
-John 4:29-35

People want to see Jesus.  The lady who proclaimed, "come and see",  had seen Jesus herself.  Before she saw the Lord, he saw her, when they were together at the well, in the common place.

He saw things about her and spoke them to her.  She was an outsider, but she was also looking for God.  She would probably never go looking for God at a worship service because she saw herself as unfit.  She avoided the rejection that she saw coming, so she stayed away.

The kingdom of God is about seeing.  There are people, like the lady at the well, that are looking for Jesus.  Christians need to look and see the harvest around them.  Jesus says to wake up and see now.

The harvest is here now.  It always is here, if we will see it.  There are always people who are ready and waiting to see Jesus, if we will go to them.  Some people come to church as seekers, but many people are out there, waiting to be sought.  It is common sense that we must go out to where the harvest is.

The photo above is from Gary Fuller's blog.