It is strange that 2000 years after Jesus’ time, his word is still alive and relevant. Today in the Daily Devotional, we read the Gospel of Luke. So, isn’t Jesus talking about our 21st century? He says, “The harvest is great, but the laborers are few.” What kind of harvest is he talking about? I want to participate in the Lord’s Harvest.
Devotional for Today February 14
After this, the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. (Luke 10:1-2)
So what harvest is Jesus talking about? Of course, He is talking about the spiritual harvest.
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The same idea is found in Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew 9:36). It is explained that Jesus spoke these words when He saw the crowds of spiritually lost and tired of searching. They looked lost, like sheep without a shepherd.
Jesus uttered that legendary phrase about the harvest becauGod’sd’s heart broke at the sight of the misery of those people.
There are nearly 8 billion people in the world today. Only 2.3 billion are Christians. More than 5 billion do not know Christ. They do not know that there is no other way God’sd’s Kingdom but through Christ.
Therefore, the harvest is vast. And the harvest time is now because thousands of people die every day.
I want to Participate in tLord’sd’s Harvest
Saint Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers, used to pray daily, “Lord, what will happen to sinners?”
Why are there only a few workers? Because many Christians no longer follow Jesus. Because many have come to love this world more than the Kingdom of God.
The workers are few because we do not see the harvest as God sees it. We think it is important that my family, friends, and community be saved. Everyone else is none of my business.
Meanwhile, God wants to save everyone, even the most degraded and devoted to evil. But for this task, God needs a believer’s hands, lips, and heart.
The greatest joy is to save ourselves. The second greatest joy is to save another human being.
Prayer for Today
Lord Jesus, you have appointed 72 other disciples to go into all the cities and preach the Good News. Today I tell you honestly; I want to be one of those 72 disciples. If necessary, call me, and I will answer.
Therefore, please give me the courage not to be afraid of situations requiring my efforts. Please provide me with love so I can feel responsible for all humanity and pray, “Lord, what will happen to sinners?” Jesus, You are Lord. I praise You and thank You. Amen.