October 11, 2022
A Shortage of Workers
Since Covid many industries are having a hard time finding workers. Some fast-food restaurants are operating on limited hours or not opening their dining rooms because of a lack of help. Other places of business have cut back on services and goods that they would normally have because they don’t have enough workers to operate efficiently.
Also customer service at places has really fallen off because owners/managers can’t find qualified people who actually want to work. So they have to settle for lesser qualified people with low motivation to give their best effort possible. When one of these workers is slack or constantly makes mistakes, management can’t or won’t fire them because they can’t find other workers to take their place.
This is not really a new problem. In Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” So even Jesus had a hard time finding workers to do the work of the Kingdom. Jesus was one of the kindest, gentlest, easy-going personalities ever created. Yet even He had a shortage of workers in spreading the gospel message and discipling people who got saved.
What we as Christians need to consider is that when we labor for the Kingdom of God it is far more rewarding than just working a job here on Earth. The rewards of seeing someone saved or growing in their walk with the Lord brings the greatest joy and satisfaction that anyone can imagine. The Bible talks about the rewards that we will receive in Heaven and one of them is the Soul winner’s crown in I Thessalonians 2:19-20.
So we should do our very best work for the Kingdom and not be slack or unmotivated. Working here on Earth brings money, retirement and other benefits that a company may offer. But these are nothing in comparison to hearing the words from the Master Himself – “Well done thy good and faithful worker. Enter into the joy of your reward”
As the old Christian hymn says –
“Give of your best to the Master;
Give of the strength of your youth;
Throw your soul’s fresh, glowing ardor
Into the battle for truth.”
In love with Jesus – Gary Mimbs