By November 15, the United Nations predicts that the population of the world will hit 8 billion people! According to this article:

  • In 2023, India will replace China as the world most populous nation.
  • The population of the world will reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050.
  • Over half of the project increase in population up to 2050 will be concentrated in the countries of: Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.

As we consider the vast multitudes of this world, may we like Jesus:

  1. Be moved with compassion!
  2. Pray for laborers!

But when he [Jesus] saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Matthew 9:36-38