The flashing police lights and news cameras drew our attention across the street. The assembling crowd was all gazing to the other side of the yellow police tape. People stood in awe as they covered and took away a body, apparently a victim of a mugging. We were shocked and dumbfounded at what we were just exposed to.
My three younger girls, my wife and I were coming to speak at a church in Houston, Texas. We had never been to this church before. So after arriving in town, we began to look for its location. To our amazement and literal shock we had come upon this crime scene, which ended up being right across the street from where we were scheduled to speak. At that moment, words could not express the feelings that rushed through my very being. All I could think about through the night was eternity! The thought of how totally lost people are without Christ and how close eternity really is to each one of us.
This experience has stuck with me through the years. It has given me an eternity awareness that just cannot be shaken. The fact is there are people dying and going to hell every day around us. We sit in our stained glass churches every Sunday, hearing the Word of God. Yet, we leave and never change our society with the message of Christ. Like we read in Matt. 9:37, “…The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” The harvest of souls is ready to be harvested. They are ripe and in their prime to be picked. Yet, it says that the laborers are what is holding up or hindering this great harvest, for they are few in number!
- How many people do you know that need to hear the Gospel?
- Today, Will you choose to be a part of God’s great plan of salvation?
- Will you not only PRAY for the laborers to be released into the harvest field, but be one of the laborers?
It’s time to stop talking about reaching people for Christ and just do it. We go to conferences about soul winning. We listen to great messages about reaching the lost for Jesus. We pray about our friends and family coming to know the Lord. But…. We don’t act on it.
It’s time to shake off the dust of complacency and be about the God’s business!
Make a change…Just Do It!