“He said to them, ‘The harvest is bigger than you can imagine, but there are few workers. Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers for his harvest.’ ” (Luke 10:2, CEB)
Have you ever found yourself without being able to think of something to do, all the while knowing that there is so much to be done? I think sometimes our to-do list can have so many items that we are at a loss to figure out where to start. It’s like the proverbial messy bedroom, or garage, or basement, and not knowing how to get started cleaning it up.
Sometimes I wonder if we find ourselves feeling similar with regards to serving those in need. Habitat for Humanity, Aid in Milan, Cass Community Social Services, Flint Water Crises, Detroit Flood Recovery, Volunteers in Mission, various disaster relief efforts, … so much need that it seems hard to figure out which to do and/or where to start. Local or distant, straight forward or challenging, a few hours or multiple days, brain dominated or physically demanding, … so many options and so many decisions.
Still, I have come to realize that more important than the specific service rendered, is the act of personal involvement. Christian service is always important and invaluable no matter what form it takes, and its impact on me has been more a function of my participation than anything else. In other words, it’s not so much the specific work, as it is being a worker that makes a difference. Let us always seek to be workers in the harvest field, where and what ever that field may be.
Blessings upon you, those you know intimately, and all you have yet to meet . . . Pastor Bob