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The Urgency to Tell

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"Then He said to His disciples 'The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.'" - Matthew 9:37-38

Farmers on small fields know that harvesting can be hard work. Harvesting is the act of gathering a ripe crop from the fields and is the most labor-intensive activity of the growing season. Some say that it is best to take a basket out to the garden [or field] every day to see what has ripened. A couple of verses earlier, Jesus looked out among the people - the harvest - and He had compassion. His heart was full of urgency to gather unto Him those whose hearts were ripe to hear the Gospel of salvation. Yet even Jesus, one commentary says, in His humanity, could not get to everyone. That is why He told the people around Him to pray for the workers to help share in this great task of harvesting souls into the Kingdom. We can be an answer to that prayer.

As a child of God who has received eternal salvation, how are you harvesting others who have not yet been gathered into the Kingdom?

It's Eternal Life!

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"that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16

Prior to all the high end technology we have today, it was not possible to discover if a woman was having a boy or a girl. Parents had to wait nine long months to find out, and it was always the biggest news of the day. Family and friends would hover near the hospital doors waiting breathlessly for the announcement: "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" Today, parents don't have to wait; they can find out while the baby is still forming whether it's a boy or a girl, and they share with the world, all across social media, in the most creative ways, the biggest news of the day! In this passage, Jesus just declared the greatest news in the history of mankind! "If you believe, you will have eternal life!" Not many people are breathlessly waiting to hear about their destiny, but those of us who have believed and received Jesus have been given the opportunity to share the greatest news ever declared, every time we have the opportunity!

What are some obstacles you feel stop you from sharing this great news? Ask God to help you overcome whatever is holding you back.

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