When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field,” (Matthew 9:36-38).
There are images of people who are struggling in one way or another. What makes the difference in these situations? Our response to God. One by one people are sent into our “world” and we are given the opportunity to be Jesus to them. What was Jesus’ response? Compassion. Isn’t it heartbreaking to hear the words of the Savior, “…but the workers are few.” What does it take to be a harvester? Obedience. Clear instructions are given in Bible on how to do this. We don’t need a theological degree to be a harvester. We just need to be willing.
Prayer: Lord, your harvest is abundant with good fruit. I pray that I may join you in the harvest process for your kingdom’s sake. Give me a heart of compassion to those you put in my little world. Thank you, Jesus, for your unending patience. Amen
Faith Tip: Looking around to see who God put it your little world and pray for direction. God will not fail you.