Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Harvest is Plentiful

The harvest is plentiful 
but the laborers are few.
Luke 10:2

Jesus always talked of the harvest.
He was always concerned about others.
And as His disciples, we should also 
be concerned for the welfare of others.

This is a test of discipleship,
that we are compassionate towards
our neighbor, 
that we invite them to know God.

Many years ago, when my husband
was young, he was part of 
Christ's Youth in Action
and he went to Luneta Park
as part of a team.
They were supposed to 
just talk to strangers and 
talk to them about God.

My husband saw a young man
seated on a park bench,
but at first he didn't approach him.
He kept walking, hesitating to
talk to anybody. 
When it was almost time to 
get back to the group and report,
my husband finally approached the young man.

It turned out this young man
was contemplating suicide,
and because my husband talked to him,
he didn't.  

Let's be more concerned about others.
Who knows?
You might even save a life! 

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  1. What a great story Patsy. I think God is always urging us to talk to others, to love others and to just be open to whomever He places in our lives. If your husband didn't speak to that young man, he would have died ~ what a tremendous testimony! Thank you for sharing this today.
    Hugs and many blessings to you.

  2. WOW that is certainly the truth! You can make a difference when you obey the leading of the Holy Spirit. I am happy that your husband obeyed and spoke to the young man.

  3. OH, Patsy, God's amazing love is in that story. Bless your sweet husband for his obedience and courage. It is hard to approach others with our faith sometimes. Partly, I think we fear rejection, but also, our society (at least in the U.S.!) has given us a fear of offending. Just think if your husband had let his fear rule? Thank you so much for sharing this very personal story.


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy