I was recently talking with a friend who frustratingly shared with me how insignificant he felt. He wasn’t on the “front lines” of ministry, and he couldn’t see what a difference he was making.
You see, my friend gives to missions, but due to life circumstances, he doesn’t often get to go.
It reminded me of a convoy of vehicles i recently saw, carrying a giant harvester.
I can imagine the phone call. “Hey boys, we’ve been contracted to carry a package out into the middle of the country and unload it in a field. Apparently it’s urgent.”
“What? Into the middle of nowhere? Are you serious? If you say so boss.”
The crew loads up. “I wonder what could possibly be so important out in the middle of this field that we have to get this package there?”, one truck driver radios to the other.
“I don’t know. It sure is a big vehicle we are carrying! Must have some value to get a whole team behind it?” comes in the reply.
As the convoy reaches a field, hours from any “significant” city, they are greeted by a farmer.
“Set it down over there please. I can’t thank you enough for bringing me my Harvester. The field is white, the grain is ready, but i couldn’t harvest this crop without a harvester, and you boys made it happen by bringing it to where it was needed!”
Let me tell you this right now friend, carrying a Harvester is significant!
If people don’t give, harvesters can’t be mobilized. The wheat will rot, people will not hear the gospel, and there will be no thank you from the farmer. But if we are faithful with what we have been given and carry the harvester to the field, the harvest will come in!
I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who is carrying us in this season. We may be the harvester, but we could never get into the Father’s fields if it wasn’t for you.
PS- Our next field is Kenya. We will lead an initiative to see 3 million decisions for Jesus in one year. You can find out more about our ministry at http://www.fireandrain.international