A few years ago, I had this vision. I was standing in front of a corn field ready for harvest. The corn was beautiful with big dark green leaves and with bright colored tassels at the top of each plant all softly waving in the wind. The corn was evenly spaced but not in rows, so it was hard to see more than a few feet into the field.
After I noticed the plants, I saw there were people who were working in the field: Each one was doing something different. Everyone was so focused on their work that they were oblivious to everything else around them.
I saw one man scoop up some soil and put it into a handheld device. I knew he was checking soil samples to see if the nutrients and quality of the soil were good for the crop. I saw a lady who was inspecting individual leaves front and back to make sure the crop was healthy and that there were no pests. I saw someone else looking up at the sky, and I knew they were monitoring the weather and any climate changes that would affect the crop. Everyone was doing their job, but no one was in unity or cared about anything other than what they felt called to do.
Suddenly, I saw a huge wooden cross slowly being lifted up. Initially, all I could see was the top part of the cross and Jesus’ head. The cross was so big that this top part seemed many miles away--visible only off in the distance. As the cross with Jesus on it was slowly raised up, everyone stopped what they were doing to watch.
Once erected, the cross overshadowed the entire harvest fields. For one brief moment, everyone was looking at Jesus as He hung there on the cross.
But that moment passed quickly, and soon individual people began to focus on specific parts of Jesus’ body. Some were looking at His hands; some were focused on His feet; and still others were seeing His eyes or mouth. Once again, the people were absorbed in their own thoughts and ideas of what this meant and what they should do.
As I thought of this vision a scripture came to mind in John 12:23-33.
Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
“Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!”
Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.
In this scripture we see the division in how people perceive God. Some actually heard God's words, but many thought it was thunder or and angel. Do we see God in the natural, do we see Him in the supernatural, or do we know Him personally and see and hear Him as He is?
I believe that in my vision there is a cry from God to have us know Him well, and to understand His heart crying out for us to work together in unity; valuing and supporting each other above ourselves as we understand that it's not about us, but Jesus.
In the last days they will know we are Christians by our love for one another. May it be so. Amen