God’s goal for us is that we help Him with the work He has in mind for us. What is that work? Teaching, making disciples, reporting Kingdom news and healing, both physical and spiritual. His plan does not include doing it without us.
This is something Jesus is passionate about. It breaks his heart to see so many who need him and how few of us there are that will do the work.
May I be one God counts on. May I be one of the few.
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” Matthew 9:37
Or read it in The Message translation:
Then Jesus made a circuit of all the towns and villages. He taught in their meeting places, reported kingdom news, and healed their diseased bodies, healed their bruised and hurt lives. When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd. “What a huge harvest!” he said to his disciples. “How few workers! On your knees and pray for harvest hands!”
Not only did Jesus heal; He also taught and preached. But He could not do the work alone—He needed others to help Him. He requested that His disciples pray that God would provide the needed workers.
It was not long before the disciples themselves were involved in the ministry of preaching, teaching, and healing (see Matt. 10). In the same way, when we pray as He commanded, we will see what He saw, feel what He felt, and do what He did. God will multiply our lives as we share in the great harvest that is already ripe.