John 4:34-38, Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
I absolutely love John chapter four! In this chapter we find the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman. In this story we find that our Lord Jesus was willing to GO where others refused to GO. He was willing to DO what others refused to DO. He LOVED those who others refused to LOVE. Jesus was even willing to FORGIVE those others refused to FORGIVE! And, to be honest with you, if you look at the passage above, you will find that, apparently, JESUS SAW WHAT OTHERS SIMPLY DID NOT SEE!
In past month, we have been in two countries (Cambodia and Laos) with a total population of 22 million people, and less than two percent of these profess to be “Christian.” Today, we head for Thailand, over 70 million people with less than two percent professing to be “Christian.” The needs in this part of the world are so great. Yet, the question remains, “Can we see it?” And, if we do see it, “What are we going to do about it?”
Folks, whether “around the corner” or “around the world” there is a great harvest field of lost souls. While the need is definitely greater “around the world,” it would be good to start today by seeing the need “around the corner”
Can we see the need?
Are we doing something about it?
What are we doing about it?