the workers are scarce



Luke 10:1-2

Luk 10:1 After that, the Lord designated seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him two by two into every town and place where he himself was about to go.
Luk 10:2 He told them, “The harvest is bountiful, but the workers are scarce. Since this is so, keep asking the Lord of the harvest to keep sending out workers into his harvest.

the workers are scarce

When I was growing up, my denomination’s missions department had many missionaries on the field. Now, there are just a few of us. But in this passage, Jesus had just commissioned and sent seventy-two into the field, so in what sense could the workers be scarce? Jesus saw the greater harvest — the harvest for his kingdom in all the world. He knew that there would always be more work than workers.

His instructions to his disciples are always relevant. He wants us to keep praying for more workers, and keep asking him to send them. He does not want our excuses. If we are willing to keep seeking and supporting new missionaries, he will keep calling them to the field.

LORD, forgive us for failing to keep asking for workers in your harvest. Flood your fields with those whose heart is for the harvest.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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