Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
Most successful businesses today with exceptional reputation started as a family business. So we see company names ending with “& Sons Ltd.”, indicating the partnership between the generations within the family. They grow to become Multi-National Corporations and have become household names. Others like Walmart, BMW, Ernst & Young have morphed names to be more relevant but are still family-owned with an unchanging vision over the years.
When Jesus was a little boy, he spent a lot of time at the temple, TEACHING! So, anyway, his mom and dad were looking for him one day and feared the worst when they couldn’t find Him. Eventually they did and when they expressed their frustration, he replied: “Why is it that you have been searching for me? did you not know that it is my duty to be engaged upon my Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49)
As God’s sons and daughters, we have a high responsibility of co-running our Father’s business. What business is our Father in? Saving souls. Whether it is on the world stage or locally the priority remains the same. This is what we take care to fulfill every remaining day of our lives. So whether it is through prayer, giving, encouraging or going, we do it for the ultimate goal of populating heaven and shutting down hell.
This is the high calling of God that the apostle Paul is referring to.
“If God calls you to be a missionary, don’t stoop to be a king.”
(African Mission proverb)