The Harvest

These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Luke 2:10 NLT

Fresh flowers, fruit, and veggies are attractive. Few of us, however, stare at produce pondering the nuances of their cultivation and harvest history. In a clean display with music and sprinklers, we forget that digging carrots and potatoes can be messy, hard work.

Descended from generations of fishermen, Peter, James and John filled their days with equipment maintenance and knew from boyhood how wind patterns on the water could fill their nets. After a bad day of fishing, it’s doubtful Peter cared a hoot about his neighbors’ spiritual condition, but once he was transformed by the Master, he never looked at people and fish the same again.

The Church is still in existence over 2000 years later worldwide as proof that the Holy Spirit is effectively drawing hearts to Himself and empowering His people to draw up nets in the deepest waters imaginable, that of a person’s heart. Jesus referred to Himself as the Lord of the harvest. Our Lord showed Peter and the other disciples through His daily life how to love people, and He also left instructions to look to Him for help in the harvest before us. Would you too pray with us in these areas?

Please pray with us for more workers in the harvest. Workers who will pray, volunteer and work in our Colorado Springs office. Pray for those who would regularly financially support Indigenous Ministries. Pray for the pastors to teach national pastors and for people to go on vital prayer walks overseas with IM. Pray for more national churches to be planted. Mostly, pray for more hearts to come to know the Savior.

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