It's a song that has been repeated from one generation to the next. It's a song that tells how a young person believes there is plenty of time to live right. For now they want to get the best that life has to offer. Before they know it their life on earth is over and they're before the judgment throne. Now all they have is plenty of time.
Jeremiah 8:20 sums it all up. "The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved." Jeremiah was distraught over the fate of Israel. God's people were worshiping idols and all the vanities that went with it. They had turned a deaf ear to their creator. Judgment was coming.
The Twenty-First Century, the one that is in the here and now. For all that has been achieved, what is there--really? What does man have to brag about? Lying is commonplace. Crime is rampant. Marriages are falling apart. Families are disintegrating. The list goes on. Isaiah 5:20 says woe to those who call evil good and good evil. But, yet, here we are over 2,700 years later and these words are just as applicable today.
Can it be turned around? The woman that Jesus met at the well in John 4 was just a woman with no special training or pedigree. After speaking with him, she ran into town and told everyone in hearing distance to come and see the Christ. And the townspeople followed her to Jesus. It says in verse 39 that many believed. This is the same chapter that Jesus told the disciples that the fields were ready to harvest (verse 35).
"Lift up your eyes, and look..." Yes, look. There are plenty of souls that need to hear the word of God. They're everywhere. Opportunities abound. Just look for ways to make it happen. Pray for your moment to help someone find their way to heaven. We're all going to die. Where we spend eternity matters. And where others spend eternity matters, too.