Edwin M. Temple
Brooke L. Wright
Church Office Hours
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Remember: Turn your clocks back on Saturday night (Nov. 1)!
“Do you not say, ‘Four months more, then comes the harvest’? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting.” ~ John 4:35 NRSV
“He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’” Luke 4:2 NRSV
For several weeks now, I’ve noticed how white the cotton fields are between Batesville and Oxford. I’ve wondered to myself about when the harvest might begin. Watching the beautiful white cotton hanging from the open bolls, I’ve thought that they really need to get pickers into the fields before the crop is lost.
Jesus knew about harvests and about laborers. He saw a world full of people and no laborers to bring them into the kingdom. During these Stewardship Emphasis Days, we must consider our role in God’s kingdom and Christ’s Church. The simple truth is, we are either missionaries or we are in need of a missionary. We either have a life to live, a message to share, a service to offer and a gift to give, or we are in desperate need of an evangelist!
It’s harvest time in Mississippi! Cotton pickers are in the fields. Farmers know it’s time to work to bring in the crop. In the church, we have a harvest, too. We need to work together as faithful laborers to invite, share, love, serve and give.
Have you invited anyone to church lately? Have you encouraged anyone to profess faith in Christ and unite with the church? Have you been faithful in attending and financially supporting Christ’s Church? Two thousand years later, the harvest is still plentiful. Let’s step forward together and let Jesus know that we will be glad to labor for Him!
I’ll see you in church Sunday!