The Harvest Is Abundant, But The Laborers Are Few –Luke 10:2-3
“[Jesus] said to them, ‘The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the Master of the harvest to send out laborers for His harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves” –Lk 10:2-3.
Christianity is built in part on love, peace, joy and harmony. Divine attributes of the heart promised to those who love and follow Jesus Christ. While the Christian faith certainly possesses Christ’s humble meekness, it should never be confused with weakness. There is a secondary aspect of our faith powerfully anchored in divine Wisdom, discernment, fearlessness, bravery, and resolve. And, on any given day, we may be called to exhibit some or all of those attributes.
As you read over this powerful verse, reflect on the deep meaning behind our Lord’s Word: The harvest — the splendor of the Kingdom of God — is abundant, but the laborers — those willing to put in the real work of discipleship to attain it — are few. Every day we are given another opportunity to rise to the divine challenge and answer the call of God. And even though He warns us that we are sent out amongst wolves, we as Christians never have to be afraid. Rather, we are to adorn ourselves with the impenetrable armor of God (see Eph. 6:11-13), and to be, as Christ suggests, peaceful as doves yet wise as serpents (Matt. 10:16). Going forth into the world with the utmost confidence that the Creator of all Heaven and earth is with us.
Today, make it a point to listen for God’s voice. What is He saying to you? Where is He leading you? While the path He’s leading you down may appear uncertain, rest assured that you are well equipped for the journey ahead. So then, go on your way (v 3). Be courageous in your discipleship and fear not. The long-awaited harvest is near…
“Yet know this: the Kingdom of God is at hand” –Luke 10:11.