Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
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, NIV)
Here is a different sort of take, today, on how close we are to the next prophetic event, as in a significant “end times” page-turning prophecy–Rapture? Tribulation?–and some encouragement from my sometimes weary heart to yours in these days of challenge, but of even greater–and lasting–hope, where there is still much work to do but, it seems, fewer in the fields.
For The Workers Late in the Field
Do not forsake your furrows,
for wheat is nigh to mills,
the tares are near black-tipped,
and merchants wait their tills.
Do not abandon harvest,
though sky is bruised with storm,
though winds sweep up the branches,
and rain in torrents form.
Don’t fret to hear the mockingbird,
discourager or cad,
or noisome howling spirits,
your distress, to make them glad.
But know the night is close,
the owner, riding fast
to see your face at twilight
and gather in at last.
Image of gleaners from Wikimedia Commons