The Field is White, Already to Harvest
As the Lord began to restore the gospel through Joseph Smith, he told Joseph, "the field is white, already to harvest." This analogy is repeated in many other places throughout the scriptures. The Lord is doing a great and marvelous work. Many hearts are prepared to receive Jesus Christ right now! If we have desires to serve God, we are called to the work! We are qualified through "faith, hope, charity, and love with an eye single to the glory of God."
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➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 K A R A O K E V I D E O : "Called to Serve"
➤ P R E P A R A T I O N
A cup of dry whole wheat kernels, a towel, and an image of Jesus Christ. (If you don’t have any whole wheat kernels, you can substitute for anything else that is small that you have a lot of - such as popcorn kernels, dry beans, etc.)
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Lay the towel on a table or on the floor, then place the image of Jesus in the center of the towel and spread the kernels all over the towel around the image. Ask for a volunteer. Invite the volunteer to use their hands and “gather” as many kernels as they can in ten seconds by placing them on the image of Jesus one at a time (one by one)!
Now repeat the timed activity, but this time everyone gets to help! When time runs out, leave everything in place
Discuss the following questions after you have completed the activity.
1) How much were you able to gather when only one person was gathering? (Discuss.)
2) How much were you able to gather when more people were gathering? (Discuss!)
3) If the kernels represent people, what do you think the gathering represents? (Bringing people to Jesus Christ.)