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"And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes he was moved with compassion on them because they fainted, and were scattered abroad having no shepherd.” Matthew 9: 35,36.
Jesus sees the multitudes that are in the world today who are fainting and scattered abroad , and have no shepherd, and are spiritually starving for words of compassion and comfort. When Jesus ascended into heaven, he gave his disciples the great commission to go into all the world and preach his gospel of salvation; and to heal the sick; to comfort the weary; and to bring hope of eternal life to the lost. They, through the word of God, have passed this great commission down to us today. All who call themselves Christians have been given this great responsibility to continue the ministry of Jesus here on earth. until he returns for his church.
One only has to look upon the world conditions today to see the multitudes in need of teaching and spiritual leadership. The harvest is truly white and ready, but who will answer the call, who will go? The call for laborers has been issued, the need is great, but few are those who answer the call.
Some one has wisely said: "None of us can do everything, but all of us can do something, and what we can do we ought to do" all for the glory of God to draw all men and women, boys and girls to a saving knowledge of Christ.
"Then saith he unto his disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few, pray ye therefore, the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth laborers into his harvest." Matthew 9: 37,38.