CRITICAL TIMING

“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).

While this, seemingly, familiar proverb emphasizes that some things take time, Jesus argues such isn’t the case when it comes to the eternal; that the encounters of today are critical and providential. Whether Jesus is speaking of an overripe wheat crop, referred to as a “rotten ripe,” or the approaching men, in their robed garb, from a nearby Samaritan city, who have been intrigued by the testimony of a Samaritan woman (v.30), that the fields are white for harvest means we are late in seizing those situations that seem menial and turning them into something filled with spiritual meaning. 

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