Workers Wanted (Matthew 9:14-38)

In this section of scripture, we read about how Jesus healed a woman that suffered for twelve years with a discharge of blood, restored a girl to life, healed two blind men, healed a man unable to speak, taught in the synagogues, and proclaimed the gospel.  We also learn Jesus felt compassion for the crowds, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.

The section ends with Jesus saying, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (ESV)

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There is so much suffering in the world, it’s easy for me to get discouraged and feel like I can never make a difference.  However, I can do my best to help those in my sphere of influence and pray for God to send help to those I will never encounter.

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I can’t bring peace to the world, but I can promote peace in my home.

I can’t stop the destruction of our planet, but I can change my behavior to promote cleanliness and responsible consumption.

I can’t feed all the hungry people in the world, but I can help my local food bank.

I can’t talk to everyone I encounter and ask them what they need, but I can hold the door open, give a complement, or do other acts of kindness that will brighten their day.

To sum it up:  I can’t do everything, but I can do something.

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