Monday, August 29, 2011

Wanted: Laborers for the Lord’s Harvest

Read: Matthew 9:27-38

37Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. -Matthew 9:37, 38 (KJV)

Several years ago I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in New York City.  As I saw all the incredible sights there I was overwhelmed with just how large and populous this city actually is.  Walking through places like Times Square where the traffic never slows down and the people are always out and about I was struck with a thought; I recalled the words of Jesus when He said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” All over the city I saw people who no doubt need to know there is hope in Jesus Christ.

Wherever we live and wherever we go we will encounter people who need to know that there is hope in the Lord.  All around us are people who are barely holding onto life.  They are overwhelmed, exhausted, and discouraged.  Perhaps this describes you right now.  If so then take heart, for in Jesus Christ there is hope for right now and hope for a brighter day which is surely coming.  Christ leads us to the blessed assurance that in Him we can find the strength and the power to keep going forward.  Through Christ our problems will not destroy us.  Instead we will overcome and walk forward in spiritual victory.

I have no way of knowing what sort of trials you are facing right now.  Yet I am confident of the Lord’s ability to provide hope, comfort, and salvation.  Do not give up and do not despair, for the Lord is with us.  Let us share the love of Christ with those around us, for those who need to know Him are everywhere.

Will you become a worker in the Lord’s harvest?  The time to begin is right now. 

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