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.” (NIV) Matthew 9:36-38
Jesus saw that the people were helpless. . . His heart went out to them. . . and as a result, He took action! Hundreds of thousands of people needed to know the Savior, so He sent His followers to go out to the people and share about the Kingdom of God. Jesus’ disciples were “His feet” going out to share the Good News, “His hands” ministering and healing the people, and “His mouth” telling others about Him. They may have been few in number, but they had a radical impact on the world!
Today, we are called to be “Jesus’ feet” going out into the world to share the Good News that God loves men, women, and children. . . and He wants to have a relationship with them. We are called to be “Jesus hands” ministering, serving and spiritually healing those who are hurting. And we are called to be “Jesus’ mouth”, having a ready answer on the tip of our tongue as to why we have hope for the future.
Who around you needs a relationship with God? Are you being God’s feet and going to them? Are you being His hands and reaching out, listening, empathizing with them, and developing a relationship? And are you being Jesus’ mouth, sharing the most important message of all time. . . that Jesus Christ died to pay the price for the sins of all men and women?
We may be few in number, but we can have a radical impact now and in eternity!
Written by Marji “Mike” Kruger