Harvest Epiphany

Epiphany may seem a strange word but it’s really something we all know. It’s when we suddenly get the essential meaning in a moment. Just think of those cartoons where the light bulb goes off over the character’s head to signify they finally understand clearly.

Scripture tells us to “trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding”. Let’s face it though, we are logical creatures raised in a culture where science serves to explain every aspect….almost. When things don’t add up in that scientific culture we are discouraged by society to believe God has any relevance. Battles rage in the world of education for where we should even open the door to God by discussing “intelligent design”. Battles also rage within us to believe in His word to trust, no matter what we see. We have to stop running from these battles.

Walking in that graveyard yesterday stirred up the depths of truth. We confess to love Christ and we confess to want to do His will. I kept thinking, “Did anyone bother to share hope and truth with those souls who lay beneath the stone markers? Am I willing to share my hope?”

My epiphany hit me while I walked among those names. I am in the hour of the harvest, but I must be willing to use the tools I’ve been given to gather. I must go out to labor in those fields. I must love those who have never known love. I must help others learn trust, who have never known trust. I have to be willing to go where I have no understanding in what I see. The harvest is always upon us but we need to set our feet and hands to the task at hand.

Luk 10:2  Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.

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