Here’s a shot taken on our outward bound trip to Henfield. I’m no farmer, so I was quite surprised that the harvest had started in July.
The scene reminded me of a passage I’d read in John 4 earlier in the week.
Just then His disciples arrived, and they were amazed that He was talking with a woman. Yet no one said, “What do You want? ” or “Why are You talking with her? ”
Then the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the men, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could this be the Messiah? ”They left the town and made their way to Him.
In the meantime the disciples kept urging Him, “•Rabbi, eat something.”
But He said, “I have food to eat that you don’t know about.”
The disciples said to one another, “Could someone have brought Him something to eat? ”
“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work,” Jesus told them. “Don’t yousay, ‘There are still four more months, then comes the harvest’?
Listen to what I’m telling you: Open your eyes and look at the fields, for they are readyas for harvest. The reaper is already receiving pay andgathering fruit for eternal life,
at so the sower and reaper can rejoice together.
For in this case the saying istrue: ‘One sows and another reaps.’
I sent you to reap what you didn’t labour for; others have laboured, and you have benefited from their labour.”
John 4: 27-38