“The Lord of the Harvest”
Matthew 9:35-36
35 Then Jesus went to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness. 36 When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd.
We get waylaid sometimes from the paths we’re called to walk and the roles in which we’re entrusted to serve. It’s good to be humbly reminded that we are all sheep in need of a shepherd. And while some of us may act as shepherds, we are not the chief. Jesus is the Chief Shepherd with the chief example of pro-actively seeking out those who are hurting, sick, or in pain. Don’t wait till those in need come to us, Jesus didn’t.
Let this be your prayer: Lord Jesus, please open my heart and mind to the people in my circles who need You and are seeking You in their lives. Grant me opportunities and possibilities to invite them to church this Christmas. Take away my fears, and enable me to give a positive and welcoming invite to all who You would have me ask so they may come to know You as their Chief