“Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest” (John 4:35).
This proverb, familiar in the day of Jesus, is an admonition to be patient. What Jesus is arguing for, however, is just the opposite. His charge to disciples then and now is that when it comes to the missional task of the church, NOW is the time. Don’t wait! Your daily life is pregnant with opportunities to be the presence of Christ. What one soon discovers is when we wait for another chance, inevitably, we miss the only chance we had.