Chapter 10 (Part I)
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. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.
Here I am, one of the lambs and part of His flock. Comfortable, secured, and well fed.
A week after my water baptism, a woman prayed for me to be a disciple of God for the next generation; at that time, I was praying to God as well if I would go back to the youth ministry where my faith first spring. Those were the times that I am part of a group were I felt most comfortable, I’m one of the youngest, and I was well taken care of my elder sisters in Christ.
God said, GO!
I responded to God’s call after weeks of praying, I can see a harvest of young individuals every Saturday during our youth service. Who am I not to answer Jesus’ call to disciple. A lamb among the wolves? This is terrible to comprehend, but I will be still or I am still for I know, God is using me to advance His Kingdom here on earth. Nothing to worry about, nothing to fear, for it was written,
17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said,“Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.
16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
22 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
The first time I encountered this verse, I feel like “FOR REAL LORD? I am chosen? Kinda like Harry Potter, the chosen one?”
But seriously, the fact that I know God, and that every day I want to seek and find Him despite the truth that I can’t fully grasp who He is, is more than a proof that Jesus chose me to reveal God. The greatest truth is in Jesus, I met God. Jesus choose to die for me, for me to be with God again. Jesus said that whoever rejects Him, rejects God; and as I accept Him, it also means I am heading to God, for Jesus said, “No one comes to the Father except through me.”
20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
I’m off to heaven, and I’m glad to know that!
When I was a little girl, I’m so thrilled about the idea of heaven and hell, I really want to go to heaven and I thought that doing good here on earth will make me reach heaven, but Jesus said to me, “Rejoice! For you don’t have to make an effort anymore, just trust me, and your name will be in heaven”.
23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
Blessed are my eyes and my ears? Jesus was talking to His disciples at this time, but it reaches me. I haven’t seen Jesus but I see miracles, and I haven’t heard Jesus talk but I heard testimonies. There is power in His name that even in this generation I can feel the Lord’s presence. More than 2000 years after Jesus left the earth still His words remain, and He said, blessed are those who hears it. If I am blessed to hear these words, who am I not to share these? I am so much blessed that I want to spread His words to be a blessing as well.
These Chapter is indeed more than overwhelming; summing it up, God sends me out to be a victorious lamb even in the midst of wolves for I am chosen by Jesus to know and be with God again, and I must rejoice for my name is in heaven already and that I am blessed for I know the things that He wants me to know.