Sunday, January 08, 2006


Matthew 9:36-38 (New International Version)
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field
So help wanted, God wants us to be workers. And we say "yes Lord, i'll work for you". BUT how often is this us working with God in an advisory role???? We say "Lord, you are God, but do you think...", "Lord perhaps if you just...." "Lord are you sure your doing this right?"
Is this what the passage is talking about? Workers in the harvest would be out there sweating, grunting, getting stuck in, knowing that it was a ahrd days work that would be rewarded later. The workers discribed here are just that, WORKERS, not advisors, not overseers, not project managers, ESPECAILY NOT consultants!
God is the almighty creater of the heavens and the earth, He speaks and things happen. Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? (Pslam 94).
My challange to myself and those reading for this new year, Let God be God, and be a worker, one who gets on with the tasks set before him, sweating, grunting and looking forward in hope. God knows and cares, it is not my place (nor yours!) to tell God what to do or how to do things.
Trust, Obedince, Commitment.


At 9:53 PM, Blogger thebluefish said...

Striking to see Jesus' compassion for harassed helpless people - sheep in need of the The One True Shepherd... and that's why workers are needed!


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