Sunday, April 5, 2009
Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant
What a telling picture this is! I love it because it truly depicts the 2 years or 18 months that our missionaries serve with all their heart might, mind and strength. These 18-21 year olds leave behind those they love, thier school, and their previous life to serve the Lord. They work long hard days of having doors slammed in their face, rejection, and hot temperatures as they diligently seek out those who have not had the gospel shared with them, in hopes they will be able to "invite others to come unto Christ" and have them enter the waters of baptism. Feeling the true joy and change that the gospel brings to those who accept it, gives them hope that all their efforts are not in vain. Because they know that we are all spirit children of a Heavenly Father who loves us all and desires we can all return to live with him some day through the gate of baptism they labor harder than they ever have in their entire lives. As they go home you can see they have truly worn themselves out in the service of God.