“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few;”
Jesus has fields ripe for harvesting but needs us to turn up with our truck for it to then be filled to be brought home.
The question He asks is do we have compassion for the harassed, confused and helpless. Do we spend the time selflessly on these or on our own agendas and platforms?
He feels for those helpless. They are on His heart. If we are tuned into His heart we also would be.
Our partnering has to be with the mindset of Jesus. He says “it is finished”, the victory is won.
Like a runner in His race, who knows when he touches the tape it is won and completed. The running is over we are free to take the harvest we are conquerors.
Our anchor is steadfast to be seen and extended to others. Jesus is there like the pilot boat ready to steer them into safe harbours just as the ship turns off her engines and submits or yields to being drawn in.
The deep waters of His Holy Spirit can not be navigated by the control of any vessel within it. All control is relinquished as we as the vessel are carried and corporately become as His body.
Engaging upon the one draws in many. It’s like contagion everything touched catches it and it becomes unstoppable.
“that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
The illustration shows the many Jesus has ripe and who we could touch with our fire and testimony and co labour with Him to draw into safety. Light emanates to push back the darkness.
Four Scriptures that come to mind:
“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few;”. Matthew 9:37 ESV
““If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5 ESV
“that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2-3 ESV
“but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 ESV
The song Who You Say I Am. Hillsong