Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Get out in the field.

The Harvest Is Plentiful, the Laborers Few 
And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
Matthew 9:35-38, ESV

A big reminder for me this week was that you can't be a harvester without getting out into the field.  Jesus looks out and sees a harvest ready for picking... but there is nowhere near enough workers to go out into the field.  I wonder how many there were just sitting on the edge of the field enjoying each other's company?

That's kinda how the church ends up sometimes, sitting in their buildings, enjoying each other's company, but not out doing the work which Jesus has called us to. Working on the mission means getting out into the field so we can harvest.

Jesus is our best example of this, even God was out healing sick and caring for people - as well as teaching and proclaiming the Gospel. We should be doing the same.

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