Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Your Piece Of The Puzzle

I want everyone reading this blog to think about one thing: are there parts of this adventure that are considered “bigger” or even “more important” than others? Does the fact that someone contributed five dollars mean that their role in this journey is insignificant compared to someone who gave a thousand? Are those with no money to give, yet strong prayers to be offered somehow less vital than those with their feet on the ground in Berlin? Absolutely not IMHO! And I think I have a verse of scripture to back it up.

Look at this great version of Jesus’ words in Mark 9:41 from The Message: “Why, anyone by just giving you a cup of water in my name is on our side. Count on it that God will notice.” Here is the Amplified Version take on the same verse: “For I tell you truly, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to and bear the name of Christ will by no means fail to get his reward.” And the New Living Translation says it like this: “If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded.” Get the point?

Whatever you do that helps this team is HUGE in God’s eyes. You have done a good thing by sowing seed into this trip. If you haven’t yet, and feel like God is telling you to plant a little something: Just Do It! Your time, money, prayers, encouragement, and even comments on this blog will be rewarded. So on behalf of the One who is sending us: Thank You!