The early rain is crucial, as it is this rain which enables the seed which has been planted to take root and spring forth from the ground.
This rain is sufficient enough to establish momentum and set a crop well on its way to maturity.
The latter rain is also crucial as it is this rain which transforms a mature crop into one which is ready for harvest.
Evidence of the former rain is present in scripture. Where it comes to the early church we see the crop springing forth in the book of Acts. Since then the crop has grown and is almost matured but the ground in which it is rooted has become dry and parched. Without a finishing rain this crop will not come to harvest.
The crop has come close to maturity. While the ground may be parched right now, the latter rain is coming and when it does the field will soon be ripe for harvest.
Now is the time to gather the workforce.
Now is the time to begin planning so as to be good stewards of the massive harvest which is nearly upon us.
We pray that not a single head of wheat will needlessly fall to the ground.
Remember, the growing season is long but the window for the harvest is short. Be prepared.
~ Mitch Salmon