Matthew 9:37-38Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Well, another summer has come and gone and now we enter into another season called “FALL”.  With that comes change in the weather and beautiful fall color in reference to the leaves on the trees.  Believe it or not, change is good, even though a lot of us are not in favor of it.
When I became the pastor at Copeland Baptist Church, one of the first things that I communicated to the church was the need to be “On Mission” for God.  That starts in the very neighborhood we are located in.  I used Matthew 9:37-38 to illustrate the fact that indeed the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  I also communicated what Jesus said what would help us with the issue of having so few laborers vs a plentiful harvest.  Jesus told His disciples to “PRAY” to the Lord of the harvest for workers.
But, you say, there are so many people.  The harvest is so vast.  The needs are so overwhelming.  What can I do?
First, be prepared Church, be “prayed up” and ready to go out into the harvest field and sow God’s love in such a practical way that we make a difference; one soul at a time.
And then, let us not forget that we have a great opportunity to reach our community in the month of October.  Our Outreach Community Block Party on October 16th from 11:00am-2:00pm and on October 31st for our drive-thru Trunk-R-Treat from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  While the world may and will celebrate this day as a day of darkness, we choose to shine the light of Jesus on our community.
Calling All Harvest Workers—Report for duty.
Pastor James