"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

July 10, 2013

Harvest workers

"Then he {Jesus} said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few'."   Matthew 9: 37

It's funny how a familiar passage can strike you in a way you had never thought about before.  I've grown up on farm of some sort for my whole life.  A crop farm at my parents' home, and now a dairy farm with my husband and his family.

"Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”  Matthew 9: 38

Jesus talks about the harvest a few times throughout his ministry.  When harvest is ready it's important to get the crop in and done.  And in order to harvest, you need workers who are equipped for the harvest.  Without workers, the crops wouldn't be harvested and would probably spoil/waste away in the field.  And without the crops, the animals wouldn't be able to be fed and people would also go hungry (either if they are eating the crop or the animal).

Send out the workers Lord, so the world will not starve or waste away from the lack of You!!

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