When they persecute you in one town, flee to another. Amen, I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. Matthew 10:23
If I can’t finish digging a hole in the ground for the family’s waste management, my father comes to finish it. If I can’t finish arranging the textile stacks when we are closing our store, my father comes and he finishes the job. If I can’t complete my household chore in time, my father comes to my aid and he completes the work.
Jesus said to His disciples, “…you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.” He was saying the job will be unfinished. He was telling the Twelve, the work won’t be complete. Jesus is saying, He is the finisher. He is the completion. He will finish what we can’t finish. He will complete what is lacking. He will cover the uncovered.
One thing we must acknowledge here is this – we have limitations and Jesus is limitless. There is a boundary of what we can reach. There is a limit in what we can finish. There is a demarcation line in what we can accomplish. That’s why He will come. The limitless will come and He will finish the mission. Sounds familiar, right?
You have not finished all the universities and reach college students.
You have not finished all the cities and reach single working people.
You have not finished inviting your relatives to join you in the prayer meetings.
You have not finished the plan of evangelizing your kids.
You have not finished praying for your co-worker to come with you to community.
This should free us rather than force us. Free us from forcing ourselves to complete God’s work. Free us from putting the pressure and burden in ourselves from finishing His job. Freedom from “we have not done it all” in knowing we have a God who will cover for us. He will finish the work for it is His work.
Jesus is telling us, “Your job is only up to here.” For He is the finisher.