Seeing the MASS
"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into the harvest field" (Matthew 9:36-37, NIV).
It is so hard to believe that tomorrow marks two weeks since our move to Boston. Many hours have been absorbed by the very practical tasks like finding a grocery store, understanding the transportation system, getting drivers licenses, and looking for schools for Tyler. While all of these things are very important, God has been doing something else in our hearts over these last two weeks.
Before coming to Boston, Massachusetts (what the locals call MASS), I knew that only 4% of the population claimed to be Christian. However, once arriving, I must admit I have been overwhelmed by seeing the MASS (crowd) of people in MASS. When I stop and consider that most of the people that we see do not know about the love of Jesus, it is easy to wonder, "How can our little family can make any difference here?" However, God has clearly said, "See the person right in front of you." Jason and I have been writing down names of the people we have met and where we have met them. We have been amazed by the number of individual people God has allowed us to meet.
God has placed you in a harvest field and there are people all around you who need the compassion of Jesus. Will you take the time to truly "see" them today and show them His love?
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