The Time Is Now
I’ve not been writing like I have in the past. Now, I feel the need to process the heaviness all around me. In fact, who am I kidding. There are plenty of alarms going off within me. We’re all somewhere we’ve never been before. Honestly, you would think the sky is falling down.
As a pastor I see things through much different lenses than most. Sure, I see the worries and concerns like most. However, most of all I see many who need Jesus more than ever. I see lots of people hurting, confused, and afraid of what tomorrow might bring. There’s so many down around me. I’m having to just reach them one by one as time allows.
Quickly into this journey I’m having to realize I’m not the savior. God just wants me to make myself completely available for His work. The times may be different, but the harvest is plentiful. God just needs His ambassadors to all report to full time duty. It’s time for the church to be the church. It’s time for every Christ follower to live out their God given mission instead of just talking about it.
So, if you already know Jesus as your personal savior and Lord. You are way more blessed than most. You have the hope and the anchor needed to weather such times. Now, you need to play your part in helping others find that same anchor named Jesus. Don’t live selfishly, but seize this opportunistic season.
People are searching for hope. Will they find hope through you? They may be family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, classmates or total strangers God puts in your path. Don’t miss a moment of sharing how Jesus has changed your life and could change their life. Just as important demonstrate that change. Care enough to do all that you can to lead just one soul to eternal hope in Christ. May Christlike compassion flow through your veins. May it compel you to action just as it did Jesus himself.
“Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Mark 9:35-37