In a time not so long ago when compared to eternity, in a land not so far away there was and is GOD. He desires to be among His people, and He sent His Son, born of a virgin, to live and to die for the sins of humanity.
His name? You know it. It is a name people use in the most horrendous way. In blasphemous ways. In cursing ways. Yet they do not know the man whose name they use and abuse.
His name? Jesus the Christ. He is the Son of the Living God. The One True God. The One True God has a Son, and His name is Jesus Christ. He cares for you.
Hear what Matthew, a former tax collector says of Jesus among the people…
“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest”. Matthew 9:35-38 (KJB)
Matthew describes Him as going about among the people, having compassion on them, healing their sicknesses, diseases, renewing their strength. They are scattered, afraid, having no shepherd, no leader, no leadership.
Jesus sees this and then speaks of “the harvest”; of bringing in the sheaves of wheat that are in the field.
The greatest healing that the world needs is to know God through His Son Jesus. He alone is the healer. The “Field is white unto harvest” (John 4:35).
Those of us who know Jesus, and are known by Him, are the ones who can pray for the laborers to work. We also can be faithful laborers in that harvest. There has never been a time since Jesus walked on the earth where the fields have been so ready for the harvest.
People are fearful, hurting, longing for an answer. The answer is Jesus. Coming to God through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ the Son of God, God the Living Son.