“White Unto Harvest”
Yesterday, we saw how Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well changed her.
She left her water jug at the well and went to the nearest town telling them about Jesus. Now, for the rest of her story.
You are invited to read the following Scripture passage.
35 Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
36 Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.
37 Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true.
38 I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days.
41 And because of his words many more became believers.
42 They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
This account of Jesus ministry is tremendous. A woman who just heard and met Jesus invites so many people, that Jesus says in some of the translations the fields are white unto harvest.
What does this mean?
As Jesus and the disciples look towards the town where the woman went, people are heading their way.
Some may have been wearing white clothes, but in the distance, with the sun shining on these people they looked white. There were so many people that came that Jesus stayed two more days. This was unusual, many times Jesus would move on when His disciples wanted to stay.
Aa sinful woman hears the Lord Jesus and is changed.
From her immediate ministry of simply saying come and see, many people are saved.
Folks, this is amazing, simply amazing.