Kids in Flannel

Laborers are Few…

Yesterday we celebrated Labor Day. A day that is set aside to recognize all those who work in America and what they have done for our Nation. Many use the Holiday as the final hurrah to Summer. Taking that final vacation or camping trip and getting ready to buckle down for the Fall and it’s coming celebrations.

However, it always seems to me that Labor Day is the beginning of the Harvest Season. That’s not entirely true as we’ve put up several quarts of Salsa long before yesterday. Maybe it’s because we went apple picking in September/October several years ago clad in matching flannel shirts… Being reminded of Labor Day and the Harvest Season that we are embarking on reminded me of something that I’d like to share with you…

 “Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.'”
~Matthew 9:37

Imagine that if you will. An abundant garden loaded with all sorts of ripe fruits and vegetables but as hard as you work many of those perfectly good vegetables and fruits wither on the vine simply because you didn’t get to them in time.  It’s honestly kind of painful to think about right?

That’s exactly what Jesus is talking about in Matthew chapter 9:36-38. We’re told that He had compassion on the people because they were scattered and without a Shepherd. These were human souls that didn’t know the truth of Jesus! All they needed was someone to plant the seed, God would do the rest (1 Corinthians 3:6-8).

We’ve all been given different gifts (See 1 Corinthians 12). Different ways that we can share the Good News of Jesus right where we are in our normal everyday lives.

My question for you is, are you using that gift to it’s full potential?

Are you doing everything within your power to spread the news of Jesus right where you are? Are you treating others with kindness? Offering a helping hand? Praying for the leaders of our government and others who need the help that God provides? When someone has an interaction with you do they know that there’s something different about you?

Can they see it in your actions? Can they hear it in your speech? Can they see it in your eyes?

We won’t do it perfectly and we will have our difficult days; but by using Jesus as our example (1 Peter 2:21) doors will be opened and opportunities will be given to share the Word of God.

The harvest is plentiful…but the workers are few…are you doing your best for His harvest?

Until next time,

Bailey Sue