The Presbyterian Pulpit
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE WHITE FIELDS AND THE FEW LABORERS. BY REV. MARCUS SCOTT, * Pastor Central Presbyterian Church, Detroit. Text: " Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest ? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.1' John 4:35. The scene depicted here is intensely interesting. Our Savior was busy teaching and healing in the towns and villages of Galilee. Multitudes followed him. attracted by his love, and from his -interest in them led to look to him with hope. Their helpless condition struck a chord in that heart that is never appealed to in vain. Jesus was moved with compassion; for he saw them his own fellow-countrymen--scattered abroad as sheep, shepherdless and uncared for, and turning to his disciples he said, " Say not ye, there arc yet four months and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they * Mr. Scott is a native of Berwickshire, Scotland. He studied four years in Edinburgh University, and four years in New College, Edinburgh, under Professors Blackie and Calderwood, Davidson and Rainy. In 1887 he came to Canada and was assistant to Rev. D. J. Macdonnell, St. Andrews church, Toronto. In 188'J he accepted a call to Campbellford, and 1895 to Central church, Detroit. He took a post-graduate course at Queen's College, Can., and received the degree of B. A., 1893. are already while unto harvest." Let us meditate on these words of our Savior. I. The field surveyed.--When our Savior uttered these words what did he really see? A country small at the largest. It was only some one hundred and fifty miles long by some fifty miles broad. Its population at the most was somewhat under six millions. And yet what a sight that was to co...
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