As we come deeper into Fall, with its many images of coziness and homey comforts, let’s ask the Lord to keep us both harvest-minded and ministry minded! There is truly great need on an overwhelming scale! Let’s skip being overwhelmed and go straight to the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3) to see what He would have us do each day to help, at home and or further out. Whether it is to pray, or to take action, let’s seek His strength to be faithful in what He sets before us each day!
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 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.”
~ Matthew 9:35-38