The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading. After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, "Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude...?" After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, "I guess you'd be eating alone."
Jesus said, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest.” Luke 10:2
Thanksgiving is coming, what if you invited all of your family, let’s say, 25 in number, to come eat at noon. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, at 11:55 a.m., one of your kids, their wife and two kids are the only ones that have arrived. Would you say, “Well, y’all are here and that’s good enough! Let’s eat!” That kind of decision might lead to more excitement than you bargained for. And yet, that’s what we seem to do when it comes to our practical application of the Great Commission. We think if we invite someone to church, our job is done, but like the teacher in the story, we’re eating alone!
Jesus said, “the harvest is truly great,” there are people that are ready to come to faith in Jesus Christ, but there is a great need for laborers! We have the foremen standing around the field watching the crops grow, but where are the laborers? So, Jesus says, “Pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into the harvest.”
Are you praying for your lost child, lost neighbor, lost friend at school or work? Are you praying that God will send someone with love and the message of Grace to that person you are concerned about? Are you praying that you will make yourself available for God to send out into the field?
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