Day 4 | The Harvest

Matthew 9:35-38

"Jesus travelled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, 'The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.'"

Words: Grace Taylor Read: 0 - 5 mins Published: 4 March 2024

As a thirteen-year-old girl, when I walk around my non-Christian school, I see many people who are diseased. They may not be people with leprosy or be blind and crippled, but instead, they have diseases of the mind. I see mental illnesses and the negative influence of social media. I see bad decision-making and young people led astray. I see corruption and a desire for fame and influence. Like Jesus states, “They are like sheep without a shepherd.”


But I know Jesus. He is my Shepherd. And He calls me by name. And He has now called me to be like a shepherd in my school by living a Christ-like life. By evangelising and introducing the lost to my Father in heaven. Jesus says, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few”. It reminds me of my school. There are over 2000 people roaming the school, and I can only name a few that I know know Jesus. “The workers are few”.  I need to get to work, to increase the workers.


So Lord, I lift up my school. I lift up every school. Lord, send me, your worker. But not just me. Send every person, to their workplaces, homes and schools. Guide them, just like you do your sheep. Have compassion on not just the lost but also the weary and tired workers. I pray for a great harvest in my lifetime.


Whether you are 13 like me or 93, we are His workers.


Be the worker the Lord has called you to be.

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