Thought for the Day – Sunday 2nd August

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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 : 37 – 38

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.”

The image in my head is one of the fields awaiting the harvesting of the bounteous crops, ensuring that we will have provision for the coming year. That’s all well and good, but awaiting is not getting the harvest in.

Even the best organised gatherings or functions will come to nothing without a team of helpers or volunteers to ensure everything goes to plan. Preparation and organisation are essential, but without helpers, there is always the danger of chaos

Jesus was looking at the multitude of people awaiting the arrival of the Messiah, his disciples frequently at a loss as to what to do next.

Bringing order out of the chaos through prayer was Jesus way of calmly bringing peace to His disciples and instilling in them their purpose.

Prayer: Dear Father, we pray to you, the Lord of the harvest to send forth reapers, for you are the creator of the great harvest of the world and only you can send people to bring in the fruits of the harvest.

Action: If your day is becoming filled with too many tasks and the feeling that there are not enough hours in the day, just remember that a wee prayer might help to bring order out of chaos.