Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
The year is 1922 and the disease, Diabetes. You are in a room where your loved one lies in bed, unconscious and dying, along with other children also afflicted by the same ailment. They are all sure to die, without any hope of a remedy. That impending fate hangs in the air when three scientists come into the room and approach the beds one after the other, administering some miracle treatment that makes the comatose children gain consciousness. Out of hopelessness, suddenly, hope! What would you do? Would you be excited? Would you clamor to have your loved one receive the treatment next? Would you run out to the streets and let as many people know of this hope?
The story was true then, as it is now. Only, the disease is our sinfulness and the cure is Jesus. Do you remember the time when you didn’t know any real hope, when someone shared to you about the One who bore the weight of your sin, died on the cross, and extended forgiveness and healing? When all felt lost and someone told you about how you could be found? From darkness to light – an awakening for sure, and worth telling others.
Jesus, motivated by love and compassion for people who were weary and lost, commanded His disciples to sow seeds of the good news and reap the harvest. This must be our same motivation for obeying the command. The news that Jesus perished in our place for our sins. How could we keep it to ourselves? The same love that found us can and will find others. Our knowledge of Christ moves us to love. And our love moves us to make Him known.
“For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
We are called to the spread the news
Tell the world the simple truth
Jesus came to save, there’s freedom in His Name
So let His love break through
- Kari Jobe