Luke 10:2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Yesterday I had to run some errands, and since I am without a car I had to resort to using the bus and taxi service. It has been some time since I have used public transportation, and this experience turned out to be an eye opener.
In using this service, I found a group of people who are happy, talkative, helpful and grumpy. I enjoyed talking to ladies that are mothers, grandmothers and a few gentlemen complaining about the high price of food.
In coming back home at the last bus stop, a lady began telling me her woes as a domestic maid, sending her small salary back home to Nicaragua to help care for her aging father, and her desire to be with him in his last days.
I had my chance. I encouraged her in the Lord and let her know that her sacrifice will not go unnoticed. She responded well, and we instantly became friends, even if it were for a few short minutes.
I realized that the harvest is ripe and had to think; Who am I reaching in the real world? Do I just minister to those that know the Lord, or am I active in bringing people into his Kingdom?
While I am not an evangelist, a few short words of encouragement can bring hope and comfort to the hurting and lost, and maybe into His kingdom.
I do know this. I will continue to look for opportunities to share faith, hope and love, while using the public transport system and when I am not.
May you be richly blessed this day.