We are workers. It helps now and then to step back and take the long view.The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision.
This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water the seeds that are already plants, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need future development. We provide yeast that produces effect beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realising that. This enables us to do something and do it very well. It may be incomplete but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master-builders, ministers not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.