"Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest’” (Matthew 9:35-38).
The Lord Jesus was moved with compassion for the multitudes while He was here on earth. Do we share His compassion as we contemplate the more than seven billion people with us on earth at the present time? Do we feel the great need of so many who are on their way to a lost eternity? Are we hearing the call to greater faithfulness in wholehearted service for the Lord?
A letter written by our Dutch brother J. N. Voorhoeve in the mid 1930s is still speaking to our hearts today. May we hear the voice of the Lord in it.