Plug In…Pour Out
Workers Are Few
Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:35-38
Key Verse: Matthew 9:37
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Our scripture for today reminds us that Jesus understood human nature. He understood that we all tend to pour inward, rather than pour out! In other words, we all can look at life selfishly if we don’t stay in step with God’s Spirit.
As Jesus walked through the towns and villages, He looked at all the people and had compassion on them. When Jesus looks at us, He sees much more than the outer layers. He looks beyond the poor performance of our flesh and sees the reasons for our failures. Jesus looked at the crowds following Him around and knew exactly what they truly needed! These “crowds,” Jesus knew, would grow in number as the Father allowed our world to continue to spin. Jesus knew as the crowds grew, more Kingdom workers would be needed! He turned to His disciples and gave them hope, hope for the task ahead of them. Jesus told them to pray for Kingdom workers, asking the Father to draw other Christ followers into these harvest fields. These harvest fields do not need more spectators cheering the workers on; we have plenty of that. These harvest fields need workers; out of the stands into the hard work of convincing lost people that God loves them, and Jesus died for them.
Are you in the fields or looking at the fields? I’ve found that those looking at the harvest grow critical. Those in the fields grow compassionate!
Father open my eyes to where you want me to plug in and pour out my life for you. I’m willing; show me the way. In Jesus’ Name, amen.