Soaring Wings Ministries is located in a town called Wellington. For those of you in New Hampshire, Wellington is comparable to the town of Warner. Wellington has a few small stores, restaurants and other business, but for the most part if we need to do some major shopping we need to drive to Fort Collins which is about 1/2 hour from Wellington. If we take the back roads to Fort Collins instead of I-25 we pass many huge farms. These farms are so large that you can't tell where they begin and where they end.
I have come to appreciate and pray for the farmers as never before as I have a friend here who's husband is a farmer. They grow corn and sugar beets. She was sharing with us at our Bible Study that her husband is in the middle of the harvest and works around the clock to get their crops in. I asked her how many acres they had of corn and sugar beets and she said 400. 400 ACRES!!!! I can't even imagine that much land and I really can't imagine what goes into trying to harvest that much produce. She said they depend every day on good health, farm hands showing up for work, warm temperatures so the crops don't freeze, machinery not breaking down and no rain during harvest so the crops are dry enough to cut. She said any number of things could happen which would result in them not being able to get all the crops in which then affects their income and their ability to pay their bills. The harvest time is a short season and their lives depend on the crops getting in.
The other day I was thinking about the harvest and "happened" to read in my Bible in Matthew 9:37 & 38 which says, "Then he (Jesus) said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into this harvest field".
These words came alive to me as never before because of my friend's husband who is in the middle of harvest. I now understand the urgency of Jesus' words and his desire to have workers out in the field to get the harvest completed before it is too late. Harvest doesn't wait until we get around to it. It requires work....hard work and as my friend's farm has 400 acres so the Bible describes the harvest as being plentiful. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, like I am, then God has work for us to do. We can't wait, put it off, or get around to doing it later when it is convenient. There are many people in the world who do not know Jesus personally and many are looking for Jesus but don't know how to find him. Here at Soaring Wings Ministries we hope that we can bring people to Jesus so that he can heal their broken lives and make them whole through a personal relationship with him. We consider it a privilege to do the hard work that God has called us to do and we recognize the urgency of it when we realize how many hurting people there are just in this area. I know that God has work for each and everyone one of us to do no matter where we live. Ask God how he can use you to bring people to him. The work is hard and long but the rewards are so great and eternal.
Anita Rennells is the author of this blog. She and her husband have moved to Colorado when Ed retired and are in the process of opening a ranch to help homeless young adults.
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