It is one of those famous quotes, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." We often miss the second part of the quote, "Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field." We are not in charge of the harvest. Jesus is the Lord of the harvest, he is in charge not us. So what is our role, to work the fields. To be a sent people.
Most of us would rather be in charge of the harvest. The idea of determining what crops get picked and which ones get left, is appealing to many. Getting in to the field and doing the work, not so much. We would just assume have some one else do the work thank you. The reality is, we are the workers, and the Lord of the harvest is sending us. The question is will we go?
The harvest is not in question. When the time is complete the harvest will be brought in, but when we chose not to go and be a worker, it makes is harder for all the other workers. They not only have their called out work, but they have to cover yours as well. The Lord of the harvest is sending us to the field, as the harvest is ready. Are you going?