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Posted: Friday 4 August, 2017 at 8:32 AM

Workers wanted

By: Bertram Charles

    Scripture: Luke 10: Verse 2 

     

    When Jesus called his twelve disciples, he gave them the authority over devils of all kinds. He gave them power to cure diseases of all sorts. He also gave them power  and authority to heal the sick and to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God; to preach the good news and glad tidings of peace and pardon and to preach reconciliation and salvation. 

    After preparing and calling the 12 disciples to carry out their duties, they went into every village and town where Jesus intended to visit. There was need for more labourers as they carried out their mission. Jesus then appointed 70 more apostles and added the number to the 12 disciples to labour in the vineyard of the Lord. 

    As Jesus and his apostles ministered to the people, his heart went out to them. He was filled with compassion and pity for the poor, the down pressed, the outcast, the rejected and the distressed when he observed their misery in that period of time. 

    Likewise, the people of today are fainting, they are tired and fatigued in both body and mind.  They are burdened with the various problems that arise from just being alive. They are tossed about by every wind; they have no resting places and no peace. 

    As a consequence of their miserable state of affairs, Jesus remarked to his disciples and to us: “The harvest truly is plenteous but the labourers are few.” 

    Jesus instructed his disciples that no one will be able to stand their ground against them and in like manner the Lord will not fail His workers or abandon them, and they will succeed as they labour in His vineyard and rejoice because their names are written in heaven.

    There is always room for one more worker in the vineyard of the Lord. 
     
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