Do not say, “There are yet four months, then comes the harvest.” Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.

John 4:35

Why do we evangelize?

What is the vision that we see when we speak with our neighbors, friends, strangers on the street?

If we don’t have this vision that Jesus sees, we’ll be discouraged from going.

Who doesn’t look at the context of where they’re living, the decadence, the lack of the knowledge of God, the religious-lessness, and be left discouraged at the great unlikeliness for kingdom work to be done among them?

Do we create spiritual charts before we go–placing people groups, locations, campuses, on a scale of “spiritual receptivity”?

Maybe we can take a lesson here from Jesus…

Open your eyes! The fields are white for harvest!

To the question of why do we evangelize, the answer is this: it’s because Jesus said that the harvest is ready for gathering.

By faith we see that, no matter how unlikely people seem to come to Jesus, we know that the Lord of the harvest has already gone before us. We see by faith that eternal seeds planted will yield eternal fruit.

So let’s not see by our earthly eyes at the people around us, but pray for them to know Jesus because Jesus said that the harvest is ready!