So Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced today to 5 years in jail.
A city that was once the crown jewel of the midwest, having been reduced to a shell of what it once was is punishing one of their own that was elected to protect their very interest.
We are not so very different in some ways. We have been given the truth about the very creator of this earth. We have been given the Gospel that saves men souls, but are we being a good steward of that message that God has entrusted us with?
What we have been called to do is simply reap the harvest that God has been growing.
Matthew 9:35-38 (New International Version)
The Workers Are Few
35Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Jesus was talking to his disciples in the above verses. What if their response was “When my 401K is a certain size, I’ll reap, When my kids get to college I’ll then reap, When my life gets less chaotic I’ll reap?” The list could go on and on with excuses as to why we are not reaping as Jesus has instructed his disciples.
The real truth though is there are those who will come into the kingdom. Are you doing your part to reap the ones that God has called you to reap or are you “not that kind of radical” and are you a part of “the workers are few”?
I personally don’t think he means that there are worker Christians and non worker Christians. I think he means that their are few “Christians” that are really Christians.
What are you doing with what God has entrusted you with? Kwame Kilpatrick used his position and power to advance his own agenda and not the agenda of Detroit and now he is reaping his reward. What reward will you reap?
It is fun to see the toil of labor turn into tearful joy when God brings one into the kingdom that you have had direct influence with. Jesus made it all possible through his perfect life that had him toil and labor and then die, but all for a purpose so that when he rose again the fruits of his labor would then empower our labor so that people would be reaped into everlasting fellowship with the creator of earth.