Matthew 9:35-38 is a short but powerful passage. It summarizes the first 9 chapters of Matthew and gives a sneak peak into how Jesus’ ministry would continue even past his death and resurrection. Our mission as believers is also contained in this passage. We are continue Jesus’ work of preaching the good news of the kingdom combined with doing social justice. We are the workers, let’s act like it….
9:35 Then Jesus went throughout all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and sickness. 9:36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were bewildered and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 9:38 Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.”
Biblical Studies Press, The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; The NET Bible (Biblical Studies Press, 2006; 2006), Mt 9:35–38.