19 April 2011

Radical, Part 2

No, no, stay--I promise this Radical excerpt won't be as preachy as the last one. Cross my heart. You'll like it.

"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Matthew 9:36-38 NIV 

Why do you think Jesus would look at the crowds around him, with all their deep needs, and then turn to his disciples and tell them to pray for themselves? The answer is humbling. When Jesus looked at the harassed and helpless multitudes, apparently his concern was not that the lost would not come to the Father. Instead, his concern was that his followers would not go to the lost (Platt 187).

Platt goes on to conclude that the billion people left in the world who've never heard of Jesus are a result of our lack of prayer. But what I see is how your prayers for God to send us have been answered. And your prayers sustain us still! Thank you for supporting us through prayer!

1 comment:

  1. Well put guys!!! Keep serving not only those you have there, but remembering that you're also serving your support team back home as you go in their stead!