Today’s passage is Luke 10:1-16. Let’s go!
Luke 10:1 (NIV)
1 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.
On verse 1: Why did Jesus send out his followers on this mission two by two? It’s because Jesus understood the importance of team, having someone who shares your goals and mission to work with so that there can be mutual comfort, encouragement, accountability and support. Similarly, when it comes to the mission God has for you, you weren’t made to do it alone. You need teammates.
Luke 10:2 (NIV)
2 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.
On verse 2: In Jesus’ eyes, the mission field is full of opportunities and full of people who are needing Jesus (“the harvest is plentiful”). What is lacking is not people to bless or opportunities to lead people to Jesus, but people willing to be used and to get in on those opportunities (“the workers are few”). So let’s be praying for God to send people who are willing to go and take advantage of those opportunities. Let’s also be praying that we would be those people who go too.