Fruits, vegetables, and other crops are gathered at harvest time. They are collected to be either eaten or sold at the market. People also gather. It may be for a special event, common purpose, or similar activity. Gathering has the purpose of bringing people or things closer together.
Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge.(Mark 4:1)
God is in the process of gathering His people. People are coming closer to Him in reverence and worship. Their lives reflect the love God and fear of Him. God draws near to them. Jesus in His earthly ministry often gathered large crowds to Himself. He taught them the way to a relationship with the Father. Today, Jesus is still gathering people. It is physical but most of all spiritual. God’s people have one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. They have the common purpose of loving God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength. Also, they loves others as their self.
Challenge: Father God is preparing His children for the final gathering to Him. They will live with Him forever and ever. Spread the word with valiantly and boldly actions! Amen!
In His Service,
Seeds of Harvest Biblical Coach