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The Harvest is Plenty

November heralds the arrival of the harvest season, with sensory cues all around us. The fragrant aroma of cinnamon brooms, the vibrant presence of colorful pumpkins, and the tantalizing anticipation of savory gravy soon to be drizzled over turkey and mashed potatoes at the month's end.




Throughout the pages of the Bible, the concept of harvest serves as a poignant reminder of the significance of sowing and reaping. In the Old Testament, we find the Pharaoh of Egypt having dreams that encompassed both thriving and withering grain. God granted him these dreams to prepare the land for what lay ahead. Remarkably, God communicated with a non-believer and utilized him as an illustration of divine provision. Through the interpretation of God's dreams by Joseph, the Egyptians not only survived a famine but God also saved His own people.


God communicated with a non-believer and utilized him as an illustration of divine provision.

Even Jesus himself invoked the metaphor of the harvest in the Parable of the Sower, underscoring the importance of planting the seeds of our lives in fertile ground and being mindful of our actions and words. Just as seeds placed in paths, among rocks, and amidst weeds were devoured, scorched, and choked, only those sown in good soil thrived. Similarly, when we speak and act thoughtlessly, the consequences can be harmful not only to ourselves but also to those around us. Planted in God's Word, our words and actions can take root in the lives of others, leaving an eternal impact. In Matthew 9:37-38 from the English Standard Version 2016 (ESV), Jesus conveyed to his disciples,

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Jesus expounded that people are seeking a Savior, and we have the privilege of guiding them. The responsibility for the harvest rests with us. In some instances, we might be the sole representation of Christ that people encounter. This task may seem daunting, as none of us are inherently deserving of it. Yet, through the grace and love of Jesus Christ, we can lead others toward Him, often through actions and sometimes through words.

As you contemplate the vast harvest of souls, consider who crosses your path. Are you the laborer for whom Jesus is searching? Seek the Lord's guidance in knowing what to say and how to demonstrate love to the people you encounter daily. Even on days when you may not feel up to the task, you can ask God to help you be His ambassador in all that you do. The harvest is abundant; the question remains: Are you willing to labor for the sake of someone's eternal destiny?


The harvest is abundant; the question remains: Are you willing to labor for the sake of someone's eternal destiny?





Angelia has been engaged in Early Childhood Education since 1992. With a M. Ed. from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, she dedicates much of her life training educators and helping directors in the field. Her experience includes teaching children , mentoring and managing staff as well as instructing future educators and is a business consultant for professionals and churches opening childcare centers. Her favorite topics to teach include Biblical Integration, Foundations of Early Childhood, Health and Safety, Classroom Organization and Discipline, Creative Teaching, Policy Adherence, and Staff Management. Angelia lives in Bonita Springs, FL where she assists her husband Russ in pastoring an outdoor church. As a mother, mentor and minister, Angelia strives to help others reach their potential and follow the call of God in their lives.



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