Jesus Has a Problem
Jesus has a problem! That's right, as hard as it is to believe, Jesus has a serious problem.
We know Jesus had this problem when he was alive, because it as then that Jesus alerted His faithful few of the magnitude of His difficulty. In Matt. 9:37, Jesus revealed His perplexing problem that appears to have become an age old axiom because Christ's problem then, is still Christ's problem today.
As Jesus moved from the bustling cities to the forgotten villages of His day, he looked upon the multitudinous masses and moved with compassion. People everywhere. People in distress. People who were harassed. People who were helpless. People who needed the Lord. They were people, people wandering aimlessly through life like children without a father, like a company of workers without a boss, like sheep without a shepherd. They were a people who seemingly had no hope for the future, no real meaningful purpose for life, no eternal goal to envision. Theirs was a society that stripped many of people of personal dignity because of differences in beliefs and even because of diseases. The worrisome warts of life had rendered many people worthless in their self opinion. They were a people who were seeking someone who cared, someone who would restore their sense of worth and dignity, someone who would give them a reason for living, someone who would point them toward a new, real, genuine hope.
Someone who would give their lives a sense of purpose, value, meaning, joy and peace to their hungry and thirsty lives. The people needed a Messiah. They needed the son of God. They needed the prince of peace, the hope of the world -- and he came!
And Jesus stated then, what has been an age old persistent, perplexing, and plaguing problem: "The harvest is truly plentiful but the Laborers are few!"
I. Jesus has the same problem today: getting people to witness.
Before Jesus ascended into the clouds to assume His glor ...
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