Bible: John 4:27-38
The Disciples Return
4:27 Now at that very moment his disciples came back. 1 They were shocked 2 because he was speaking 3 with a woman. However, no one said, “What do you want?” 4 or “Why are you speaking with her?” 4:28 Then the woman left her water jar, went off into the town and said to the people, 5 4:29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Surely he can’t be the Messiah, 6 can he?” 7 4:30 So 8 they left the town and began coming 9 to him.
Workers for the Harvest
4:31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, 10 “Rabbi, eat something.” 11 4:32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” 4:33 So the disciples began to say 12 to one another, “No one brought him anything 13 to eat, did they?” 14 4:34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me 15 and to complete 16 his work. 17 4:35 Don’t you say, 18 ‘There are four more months and then comes the harvest?’ I tell you, look up 19 and see that the fields are already white 20 for harvest! 4:36 The one who reaps receives pay 21 and gathers fruit for eternal life, so that the one who sows and the one who reaps can rejoice together. 4:37 For in this instance the saying is true, 22 ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 4:38 I sent you to reap what you did not work for; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”