“Nevertheless, some from Asher, Manasseh and Zebulun humbled themselves and went to Jerusalem.” 2 Ch. 30:11
For a long while it appeared nothing was happening and it didn’t look like anything was going to happen. We were merely doing the routine things every week, such as holding ESL classes and Bible studies for the seekers. It might have been irresponsible on my part not to look into what sort of results we were producing by doing these, yet the truth was that I was too afraid to look, for fear of finding all we had been laboring for was all for naught.
For all the couriers sent to spread the message all over Israel, the journey was arduous and long, and they might have become rather disappointed and discouraged, for they weren’t received by the people warmly. In fact, they were even scorned and mocked in the process, causing them to question themselves and the validity of their mission. Indeed, there were times when they were tempted to give up and return home. Yet that wasn’t a choice, so they continued on, rather begrudgingly.
“Nevertheless, some from Asher, Manasseh and Zebulun humbled themselves and went to Jerusalem.” Things weren’t all bad after all, for there were people who heard the message and humbled themselves. Surely there are God’s people everywhere, and what must be done is to reach them with God’s message. The chosen will always respond to the Father’s call, and his sheep will never fail to heed the Shepherd’s voice.
When this man came to me after the church service was over, I knew something had happened to him and the time might have arrived for the church to harvest what she had been sowing. Indeed, a renowned professor from China was about to receive the Lord into his heart. Thing such as this have been few and far between, nevertheless it has occurred from time to time in the church, and every time it happened, I was always amazed and surprised by it, reminding me that the Holy Spirit hasn’t quit calling people to himself and the Lord is still in the business of saving lost souls.
“Amazing, this woman’s blog has generated two thousand comments,” Kathy said to me at breakfast. There was no denial that I was a bit jealous, for the most responses that I have received for my daily blog from the limited number of readers has been merely one or two, if anything at all. Sometimes I wonder what drives me to keep on blogging year after year, as if there are people out there who really care.
There is, nevertheless, a reader out there whose opinion really counts, and as long as he is still reading, I will continue to click away on my keyboard.
It’s not the content that I have managed to produce that counts for anything at all, for the Almighty will never be impressed by men’s ingenuity or creativity; it’s rather the love of the Lord within me that drives me to all these, and that’s all the Master is interested in witnessing, and is pleased.