Matthew 9:35-10:15 – Prayer and People

This is a pivotal moment in the gospel of Matthew where the 12 apostles are first introduced. Change is coming. The Son of Man is going to transfer power from the blind guides of the 12 tribes of Israel to His church through His 12 apostles. Remember that God doesn’t need us to do His work. He does however, choose to do His work through us. In the words of Jesus, to reap the harvest will take prayer and people. During the incarnate ministry of Jesus Christ, He chose to use the 12 apostles to lay the foundation of His new kingdom. Today, during the session of Christ, He chooses to use His church. May we continue to pray for more laborers among us to have compassion on the crowds and proclaim to them the good news of what Jesus has done!