Matthew 9:35-38 (ESV)
35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
I LOVE March, because one of my favorite fruits the strawberry is in season!
Not only are strawberries great to eat I have learned that strawberries plants are used by many people as a ground cover and as an ornamental plant. Strawberries are good for that; if permitted, they will take over a garden area and spread and spread and spread!
Just as the strawberry plant will spread over an area, so our Christian influence is capable of spreading everywhere we go. It's sort of the "bloom where you are planted" idea, but it happens naturally when we are fertilized by the Holy Spirit's presence.
As a follower of Christ, your influence can surpass your expectations. It is in the daily routine of life that your faith can make the biggest impact. Sweeter than any strawberry, as you live for Jesus in "all the towns and villages", you reveal Christ in a way that enables people to "Taste and see that the Lord is good..." Psalm 34:8.
Dear Lord, we thank You for the many reminders that You have given us of Your love. Help us be ready to go and harvest the souls that are ready for You today. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.