Lent devotions 2011: Tuesday 19 April

And he said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’Luke 10:2

The Lord sends us out to be messengers and share with others all of the gifts bestowed unto us. By our faith, others can see that we are not afraid of what lies ahead. We know that on our final day we will see our great Rock and Redeemer face to face. Until that day – for we know not when – we should follow what we pray in His name to be true.

What is amazing is that today, God’s plans are still being carried out by those who believe. He has already set us tasks to do before we know they exist. When we have a plan, often to make that plan work we have to include and bring together others to accomplish it. They may or may not believe that it could – or indeed will – work. When we pray in the Lord’s name for its success, our plans are heard. Many new people can be gathered into the plan and join the flock along the way and in turn this eases the burden of the load on us and so we pray,

Thanks be to God: in Him we have strength to carry on and complete His plans. Amen.