Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sharing the gospel - #5

And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Luke 10:2
The problem here in Greenwood, IN is the same as any other place around the world: Not enough "workers." There are people right now that are ready to trust in Jesus as their savior. God has done 99% of the work. He has prepared the soil. He has planted the seeds. He has brought about growth. And, now it's time for the harvest.

Our purpose is simple and straight forward: "Point 'em to Jesus." This passage teaches clearly that there is one final piece of the puzzle missing: Not enough "workers." We can walk around the field and talk about the harvest. We can discuss how badly the crops need to be harvested. We can argue about the best way to harvest the crop. We can pray that the harvest will be successful. We can go to school to learn the latest techniques in harvesting. We can attend seminars put on by people that have been very successful at harvesting. We can save up money so that we can buy efficient, powerful harvesting tools.

But, the problem has never been a lack of planning, preparation, tools, or education. The problem has always been and always will be a shortage of "workers."

1 comment:

Daltonsbriefs said...

Was reading a post somewhere recently and the writer suggested that we've become a bit narcissistic in thinking that God "needs" us to do his work.

God doesn't "need" us for anything.

But he does use this parable to teach us.

As is typcial in truth studying, instead of trying to force the Bible to match our preconceived notions, there is a tension.