Labor Shortage


You can’t go to any restaurant or business right now hardly without seeing signs that advertise they are hiring. When you try to buy your favorite items, many times they’re out of them temporarily because they can’t seem to get them due to supply chain issues. It turns out that the companies in the supply chain are experiencing labor shortages as well. The people who are working at these places are working as hard as they can to try to keep up with demand. They’re coming up with ingenious work arounds, but nothing can take the place of the people who are needed in those roles.

In Luke 9, Jesus called His twelve disciples together. He then commissioned them and sent them out to proclaim God’s Kingdom. They went out preaching, teaching and healing people throughout Israel. So much was going on because of their ministry that even King Herod heard about it. They returned a few months later and shared with Jesus all they had done. It wasn’t much later when in Luke 10, Jesus sent the twelve out again, but this time He added 60 more. They went out in pairs. When He commissioned this group with the same task, He didn’t just send them all over. He sent them to the towns He was about to visit.

Before He sent them out, In verse 2 He said, “The harvest is huge. But there are not enough harvesters to bring it in. As you go, plead with the Owner of the Harvest to send out many more workers into his harvest fields” (TPT). That’s where you and I come in. We are laborers in His Kingdom. We have been given the Great Commission (Mark 16:15) to proclaim the Kingdom of God wherever we go before He comes. Too many Christians are sitting on the sidelines causing a labor shortage in Kingdom work. You are called, you are commissioned and you are needed to bring in the harvest. It’s time for all of us to get to work and to be about the Father’s business.

Photo by Paz Arando on Unsplash

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