“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is truly plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
The first time I read this verse, I was moved. In that moment, I fully understood the significance of how great this calling was. Something just clicked inside me. And now I feel that God is calling me to share what clicked inside me in hopes of developing a multitude of harvest hands. I pray that the only one glorified in this is Jesus Christ.
In this verse Jesus is speaking to His disciples but I also believe that He is speaking directly to Christians as a whole. We are all created for a deeper purpose. You have a deeper calling on your life. But what exactly is the calling? The answer to that brought me to an “ah-ha” moment. The Great Commision. As Christians we have a calling to not just exist as Christians but to thrive as the believers of Christ. Part of the thrive is being a true harvest hand. The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
We live in a world with a plentiful harvest. Oh how it’s plentiful. We see broken people who are in search of fulfillment.They are in search for something greater than what the world can offer. The world we live in is so lost. But Thank God for Jesus Christ because he brings hope. There is hope for every single person on this earth but what if they never even realize that there is hope for them? What if they are never even introduced to the love and hope of our Savior. That realization brings a hard and bitter truth to us as Christians. We are responsible for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. The harvest is plentiful. The laborers are few.
Jesus looked out over the crowd and was moved with compassion. Moved with compassion for His people. I pray that God puts that compassion inside of all of us. That when we meet and encounter people, even strangers, our spirit is moved with compassion for them. That we don’t just see people as people. But as a harvest that so badly needs laborers of love and compassion. That we labor to lead others to the greatest thing they can ever encounter in their life. Purpose, Hope, and the greatest of loves.