I recently made a visit to Yantana. Went to many homes, inviting people who don’t know the Lord to come to church. As I talked with each of them, I was so overwhelmed by what I was hearing. One had had a dream of the Lord’s return; another knew she needed help in her life and wept for not going to church with her children; another had been sick and after prayer with him weeks before, knew that it was the Lord who had touched him; another had seen a vision; yet another had heard a voice speak outloud and call her name, to come to Him. Children saw the cross on our church glowing at night in the most beautiful full white light, but the church has no electricity and all is pitch black at night. They knew it was Jesus.
The harvest. That’s what this is. And it is so plenteous. Just as Matthew 9:37 says. Jesus, dealing with each one of these souls. Drawing them to Him. Going to great lengths that they might know Him. So beautiful! But on my drive home that day, after rejoicing over all that I had heard from each of them, I began to weep. And pray. I said, “Now, Lord, I truly understand that part of the verse that says, “but the labourers are few.” For just that day alone, I had counselled. I had prayed. I had cried. I had rebuked powers of outer darkness. I had encouraged. I had hugged and loved on so many souls that day. I was exhausted and overwhelmed. My mind was racing, “Lord, how can I reach them all? I am just one person, and there is so much work to be done”. And I wept for those that are still waiting to hear this message of hope and salvation in Jesus. And so I did as Jesus said in this same passage of Scripture, “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.” (verse 38). I prayed. I prayed for labourers.
While many sit back and drink coffee, and spend their time being entertained by this world, enjoying the pleasures of this life, there are souls waiting. So many. Waiting to hear this glorious gospel. A harvest ready for labourers. Will you be a labourer in the fields of the Lord?
“Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.” Matthew 9:37