The wheat grain

475 the wheat grain

Dear reader

It is summer. My eyes sweep over a wide cornfield. Spikes ripen in warm sunlight and are soon ready for harvest. The farmer waits patiently until he can bring in his harvest.

When Jesus was walking through a cornfield with his disciples, they spitted ears of wheat, grated them in their hands, and ate their greatest hunger with the grains. What a few grains cause is amazing! Later, Jesus said to the apostles: "The harvest is great, but there are few workers" (Mt. 9,37 NGÜ).

You, dear reader, look with me over the cornfield and know, there is a big harvest, which is associated with a lot of work. I would like to encourage you to believe that you are a valuable worker in God's harvest and at the same time belong to the harvest. They have the opportunity to pray for the workers and to succeed as well as to serve themselves. If you like Focus Jesus, give this magazine to an interested person or subscribe to it. So she can participate in the pleasures that inspire you. Perform your mission with unconditional love and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Jesus, the living bread from heaven, satisfies the hunger of every breadless man.

The grain farmer is the master of the whole harvest and determines the right time to do so. A wheat grain - with it we may compare ourselves - falls to the earth and dies. But it is not over. From a single grain grows a new ear, which brings much fruit. "He who loves his life loses it; and he who hates his life in this world will save it for everlasting life "(Joh 12,25 LUT).

With this perspective, you most certainly look to Jesus, who has preceded you to the death. Through his resurrection he gives you in his grace the new life.

Recently, we celebrated Pentecost, the first harvest festival. This feast bears witness to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit over the believers. Like the men and women of that time, today we may proclaim that anyone who believes in the resurrected Jesus, the Son of God, as his Redeemer is part of that first harvest.

Toni Püntener

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