Jesus made this comment to His disciples when they had returned from Sychar in Samaria to pick up food for lunch and returned to find Jesus talking to a woman at a well outside of town. When the disciples urged Jesus to eat, He spoke to them of the real food for life. That was accomplishing the will of His Father, which, in this case, was sharing the good news of His Coming with a woman battered by life and rejected by most. Though the disciples viewed Samaria as a hostile place filled with enemies, Jesus told them they needed a change of attitude and the perspective that the fields were ripe and ready to hear the gospel. His example was this woman, who came to believe and find life.
Who are you seeing today as out of reach, someone who would never come to the Lord? You use resistance, assume the worst and so turn away without offering words of life. Look again, Jesus says the fields are ready….
Are you ready to be used in the fields?
Pastor Jack Abeelen