Jesus is traveling from town to town, teaching, healing, observing, and loving everyone. We read about how he had such deep compassion because he saw that the people were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Knowing that there were so many people that needed to be reached, Jesus says that the harvest (the people who need help) is plentiful but the workers (those sharing the news of Jesus Christ) are few. So what can we all do?
“Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” – Matthew 9:38
Today’s scripture tells us first and foremost to pray that the Lord sends out people into his harvest field. And in our own way, we too can share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others and share the impact that God has had on our lives. Nothing unnatural or grandeur. and we don’t have to enlist in bible college or start a blog. Just like we would share the cure for cancer of our bodies, we can share the cure for the cancer of our souls. Anything less than sharing the cure is silly, and selfish. Friends don’t let friends go to hell. We may not all be called like reverend Billy Graham, but we can be workers in the field who are planting seeds. We can plant seeds of faith through our testimonies.
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We can also do our best in our walk as Christians. If we live lives full of joy and peace and boldness, instead of worry and fear and pettiness, people will want what we have. Our greatest testimony is our inner joy. That is like water on the ground where seeds have been planted. What is our inner spirit like when we wake up in the morning and throughout the day? How we carry ourselves at home with our families, while at the supermarket checkout, or while our grabbing lunch or running other errands, we can plant seeds of faith and water them anywhere, anytime, at all times. And we can be confident that in the right season those seeds will grow and faith rise.
Let’s ask God today to send out workers into his harvest field. Let’s ask that one of those workers is you.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for this beautiful day that you have made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Thank you for your Word. Let it fill our hearts and minds and prepare us for this new day. Let us be open and aware to love all those who you bring across our path today knowing that you have a divine purpose in our every encounter, every day. Bring us good health today, renewing our bodies that we can be full of energy, and light and life. Bless our families, and all the work of our hands. Thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of our sins. Deliver us from temptation and evil today. Let our every step today be blessed, as we walk along your Path. We give you all the honor and glory and praise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Today’s full reading: 1 Samuel 25,26; Psalm 63; Matthew 9
Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:
- “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in the synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.” – Matthew 9:35
- “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” – Matthew 9:36
- “Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” – Matthew 9:37
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