Women in the Harvest
In the northern hemisphere summer is half over. Harvest time is near.
Jesus tells us it is almost harvest time in the spiritual world as well: “He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’” (Luke 10:2)
In my part of the world we most often think of men doing the harvesting, but in much of the world women are just as likely to be bringing in the harvest.
And in the spiritual world God has sent both men and women into the harvest fields:
"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Genesis 1:27-28)
“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.” (Luke 2:17-18)
I am grateful that God sends His sons and His daughters into the harvest fields. I have loved searching for pictures of women in the harvest around the world, reminding us that they are also strong laborers in the Lord’s harvest.
What about you? What part of the harvest field are you in?
C2015 Judy Douglass