Today is pretty quiet at the church. Jon Wenrich and his boys are doing some work on the air conditioner but other than that nothing inside. Outside on the other hand has lots going on. Dylan Wise is busy mowing the lawn and the tent is being erected for Sunday morning. Remember to bring your lawn chairs for the worship gathering at 10 AM.
Another exciting thing happening today is wheat harvest. It is amazing to see the golden yellow in the fields.
I’m reminded of the driving words of Jesus that motivated those who started our church 90 years ago: “You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest” (John 4:35, NLT). Farmers have a period of waiting between their sowing and their harvesting. In the spiritual realm however, the wait is not long at all. Since Jesus came, we have the opportunity to extend His saving grace to others—that’s the harvest! All we need is to open our eyes to see how many people are in need of the Savior.
I think one way we can be faithful harvesters is to prayerfully desire to see unbelieving people become committed followers of Jesus Christ. Would you prayerfully consider bringing someone to our worship gathering this Sunday? The setting is informal and the morning is short (no Sunday School). Our predecessors loved this community so much that they reached those who were far from Christ. Let that be our legacy—being faithful harvesters who love our neighbors enough to tell them about the Savior.
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Eric grew up in the little town of Gibraltar, PA with his grandparents. He met his wife Cheryl while working at Good’s Greenhouse in Bowmansville, PA. He has three adult children and values watching them grow into the people God wants them to be.