Luke 10:2 carries within it two key ideas. The first is a statement of fact - the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Jesus doesn't say that the harvest is sometimes plentiful or plentiful in some places but not in others.
Jesus says the harvest is plentiful. It is a kingdom reality.
The second idea is a command, an action that Jesus tells us to take in order to confront the reality of the plentiful harvest - pray for workers.
It is all really quite simple but for most of my life I ignored Jesus. I'm not sure I believed him about the plentiful harvest and I rarely obeyed him. to pray for harvesters.
A few years ago I was at a regional meeting with MB Mission folks and suddenly phones around the room started chiming. Alarms were going off and I wasn't sure what was going on. It was 10:02 and they were going to obey Jesus.
Ever since that day, I've worked to obey Jesus. My alarm goes off at 10:02 every morning and I pray. Sometimes I stop and pray for several minutes. Sometimes I'm with others and we pray together. Sometimes I shoot simple one phrase prayers off and continue about my day. But every day I'm reminded to obey Jesus and pray for harvesters to be sent out into the harvest.
I've since discovered that folks all around the world from different churches and organzations are praying at 10:02. It's become a bit of a movement.
Will you join the movement?
Set a daily alarm on your phone or watch for 10:02 and begin to obey Jesus daily in this one thing.
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