The Greatest Need in the Earth, Christian Labourers
Mark 6: 34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
Mt 9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Mt 9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Jesus is still moved with compassion, today, as He looks down from heaven upon the 7 billion people on planet earth. He sees the heartache, poverty, starving children, wars, sickness of body and soul, the betrayals, and the mess we as humans have created.
Without Him, we are lost. Yet, what did He do in His compassion during His earthly ministry, He began to teach the Word of God, to show people His love and how to live and get along with one another. He healed the sick, cast out demons, expanded the hearts, minds, and spirits of the people, thus gently, with great power, expanding His kingdom.
In every generation, the call goes out, not for the brokenness of the people, for their pain is ever before Him.
Visit and heal the sick, feed the hungry both naturally and spiritually, visit the prisoner and bring God’s justice and mercy to them, clothe the naked, quench the thirst of those who need water, and GIVE yourself to those who need hope, help and healing. This involves WORK, and quickly you discover you can’t do it alone, the needs are too great. We need laborers to help get it done!
No, the prayer is for laborers to be sent into His harvest field:
Father God, I have seen the brokenness of your people, and wept as I saw the horrible tragedies of injustice and pain these have caused. I would like to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Teach me, train me, help my life to make a difference. I cry out for laborers to be sent into your harvest fields, and like Isaiah I hear the call, ‘Whom shall I send?”, even so Lord, ‘Here am I, send me, I pray, in your name Lord Jesus, Amen.