Below is a depiction of the countries from which this blog has had visitors over the last 10 months. It represents men and women who want to be trained and equipped to reach their neighbors for Christ. It represents thousands of men and women who are looking for content on the internet that will help them to live passionately for and like Jesus so that God will be glorified and the lost, last and least will be reached with the gospel.
That big hole in the Middle East is in both the center of current news events and Bible prophecy as well. The nations names are Kazakhstan (farthest North), Iran (farthest South), Azerbaijan (furthest West), Kyrgystan (furthest East), plus Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan.
Those nations who have the gospel need to be praying for God to raise up workers to reach these nations. And how about those countries in Africa? Who will be the workers who will go there? By the way, Greenland and that Norwegian protectorate area to its east, they need the gospel too.
Are there believers in these countries now? Probably. Will they be more effective in reaching their nation than foreign workers? Probably. But neither of those facts changes the call upon our lives. Jesus is clear.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest
to send out laborers into his harvest.”
Remember grace this Christmas. We who have believed are not more deserving of the grace of the gospel than the people in the hole in the map in the Middle East. Let’s obey Jesus. Let’s pray for workers. Let’s consider becoming the answer to our own prayers. Let’s live passionately for and like Jesus.