Open the Cage
July 10, 2019
After this the Lord appointed seventy- two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
All around you people are living without Jesus. Most are good people doing their best to balance marriage, parenting, work, and a little time for themselves. They have long nights with newborns, challenges with teens, and responsibility for aging parents. They live with joy and sadness, dreams and dread, excitement and anxiety. And deep inside they have a God-shaped void in their hearts.
All around you people are living without Jesus. You have the answer to their most pressing need. You know how Jesus changed your life. You know what it means to have a personal relationship with the living God. You know how the certainty of eternity brings a sense of calm and contentment through tough times. You know the way to a saving faith.
All around you people are living without Jesus. He said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” It’s time to be one of the “workers.” It is time to share the good news with confidence and courage. C. H. Spurgeon said, “The Gospel is like a caged lion. It does not need to be defended. It simply needs to be let out of its cage.” It is time for believers to open the cage!
Father, give me opportunities to share the message of Jesus to all those You have placed in my life. Give me courage and confidence to let the lion out of the cage. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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