Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Working In The Harvest

 Matthew 9:35-10:4
Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Matthew 9:38)
While D. L. Moody was attending a convention in Indianapolis on mass evangelism, he did more than just talk about it. He asked a friend, who was a gifted musician, to meet him on a street corner at 6 o’clock one evening. The man stood on a box and sang a song. When a crowd gathered, Moody spoke briefly and then invited the people to follow him to the nearby convention hall.
Soon the auditorium was filled with spiritually hungry people, and he preached to them. When the convention attendees began to arrive, Moody stopped preaching and said, “Now we must close, as the brethren of the convention want to discuss the topic, ‘How to reach the masses.'”
When Jesus saw the masses, He was “moved with compassion” for them (Matthew 9:36). He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful . . . . Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers” (vv.37-38). And He sent them out to preach the good news of His kingdom (10:1).
It is estimated that only 10 percent of the world’s population of 6.3 billion are believers in Jesus Christ. And more than 25 percent have never heard of Jesus’ love even once.
As His disciples today, let’s not just talk about the need—let’s pray and go.
Dear Lord, be gracious to me and grant me the wisdom to talk about you to others and win people for you. Amen.
The next person you meet may be your mission field.
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church