And seeing the multitudes, He felt compassion of them, because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:36-38)
In a single passage of scripture, our Lord has laid before us a challenge and our purpose. We are living in a world that is suffering anguish and violence. There is a desperate need for THE SHEPHERD. Many people are distressed and downcast searching for both foundation and meaning. The passage of scripture stated above teaches us that there is simple opportunity to share both the shepherd and His gospel. All we need to have is a revised vision. I mean by that, one that is focused outwardly.
“The fields are white unto harvest”. Interpretation: Opportunity surrounds. We need to be willing to take advantage of those opportunities while they exist. We will be amazed at the power of the Word of God to change hearts and lives. We just need to put it to use. That is our assignment.
-Michael Crowley, Sr.