Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Do you not say, ‘four more months and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest!” (John 4:31-35 NIV)
Grateful for all prayers and messages! David and I are better, and each day my right thumb is a bit better, even though swelling down, may be revealing a little more to have checked. God is so good! In midst of thick societal confusion, and down right deception worse than ever…God’s Word is light in midst of all. Farmers have been planting summer crops, in hopes of successful yields come harvest. Jesus loved teaching with parables we can understand. And, we see a bit of humor today. His disciples had a learning curve as well.
Jesus spoke with higher level thoughts, same as today when communicating with him through prayer. This is the very reason we need to fine tune our listening skills during prayer and when The Holy Spirit nudges us certain ways. He always taught to engage the disciples to understand greater teachings. Of course, the disciples were concerned in the natural, concerned Jesus needed to eat. Then Jesus just let is slip- He had food they knew nothing about. This caught their attention- who brought Jesus food? Food is solid, eaten- not sipped. It’s serious when we have matured to the point of desiring to know God’s Will for our lives, and engage into fulfilling.
We may think the harvest is for another day, another month…yet, we need to open our eyes and look at the fields! More than ever in all this mass confusion, fields are ripe for harvest! Let’s be motivated to study God’s Word in order to know, avoiding deception. When we study, we are building a stronger relationship with Jesus, more aware of differences in the world. We have to determine if we stand strong in Jesus, or give ourselves over to the world. In Christ, studying His Word, we become unified in seeing the ripe fields, and work hard for a successful harvest. People need Jesus, we need Jesus more than ever.