The passage below is from my daily (semi-daily) reading. I am going back through the gospels again. My wife is also reading through the gospels and journaling her thoughts.
Yeah…we just started recently.
Matthew 9:35-38 (NLT)
The Need for Workers
35 Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.
38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
Bottom line, this sums up how we are supposed to live our lives as Christians. Go out into the world, share the good news, love your neighbors, and find those who will work with you. It’s a pretty simple concept, but somehow we have mucked it up over the last 2000 years. We through in politics, religion, jobs, mortgages, car payments, credit card debt, etc. and all of the sudden our lives are dedicated to maintaining a lifestyle rather than love God and loving our neighbors.
Others will tell you to drop everything and go do what Jesus did, and maybe they are right to do so. In fact, they probably are right. But in reality, most of us won’t do that. But we can do something.
We are short on workers. We need more people to do a little work and make a big difference.
What little things can you start doing in your everyday life to live out Jesus’ example?