"What a huge harvest! And how few the harvest hands. So on your knees; ask the God of the harvest to send harvest hands." Luke 10.12 ( The Message )
As I look at our All Saints' harvest in 2011/12, I'm thankful for all he has done, and the harvest hands who make it all possible. Our range of activities is broad, ranging from supporting international mission to caring for the poor and ill on our doorstep. We are fully engaged in at least a dozen relatively new initiatives and our week to week worship and commitment is wonderful.
Yet when we look around with Jesus' eyes, we see that the harvest fields are huge and there's much more to be done. Only this
week I've attended a meeting of our Children and youth team, and heard that our teenagers desperately needs new leaders. Also this week, talking with our Cluster leaders, I'm aware that we need new small group leaders, so that people new to All Saints' aren't left without a welcoming and supportive place to belong.
I believe God has provided the harvest hands, and all the resources in skills and finance that All Saints' needs, but it's not someone else more skilled, more outgoing, more experienced, it's you, walking behind Jesus, with the rest of the team, learning as we go, and gradually getting it more right than wrong!
The harvest truly is huge, so I hope you'll be joining me 'on my knees' to pray for disciples who are thankful for all God has done for us in Jesus, and are prepared to step out in faith and get stuck in.
Your Friend in Christ