Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.36
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a d
He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.38So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness.2
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first, Simon (also called Peter),
then Andrew (Peter’s brother),
James (son of Zebedee),
John (James’s brother),
Matthew (the tax collector),
James (son of Alphaeus),
4Simon (the zealot),
Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).
First we have the problem, and then God’s solution. Jesus is preaching and healing and the crowds are growing and growing. He looks about and sees their confusion and their need, and turns to prayer. Another gospel says Jesus went away by himself and prayed all night before choosing the 12 apostles. Finally, he chooses 12 of the most unlikely people you could possibly imagine to change the entire world for all of history. There is not an educated person among them. The only one who may have been wealthy was Matthew, and he would have gotten wealthy from cheating and betraying his own people. They were a totally disrespected and unimpressive group.
We too should look at the people around us and see they are still full of confusion and need. Like Jesus, we should not look down on them, but see them with loving compassion. Then we are to turn to God in prayer. If Jesus prayed, shouldn’t we? God is the solution to every problem in our lives and the lives of those around us. Turn to Him with every question and need. Every time we fail to turn to God first, we are making a mistake.
Lastly, we must know that we to are chosen and God can use us. God changed the world through a bunch of misfits. When God crushes you and empties you, it is so when he uses you it is obviously to you and everyone who know you that it was his power, not your own. Don’t be afraid to let God use you, especially if you feel you have nothing for Him to use. Beginner’s Online Bible Study *obbs*