I spent last week at Camp Innabah directing a camp for deaf young adults and reconnected with nature, as well as literal and figurative “hands on” ministry and deaf people. One day we went to French Creek with nets to look for life in the water. The campers each got a little net and we waded into the water and looked for life. When we started no one expected to catch anything. When you look at a stream it is impossible to see the many creatures in the water but with the help of a net one can find all kinds of baby bugs, larva, crayfish, minnows, and dragon flies. The creek was like a nursery for future life in the water. Mostly unseen by the eye, they grow and flourish in their season.
Some of the work we do for the Lord is like the life in that stream. Sometimes we can’t see the results, but there are small beginnings and not much growth….however it is there! God provides the growth! Sometimes we get discouraged because we can’t see our accomplishments. They are in there. God will use every good work to grow something for the future. Nothing you do for the Lord is in vain.
Bishop Peggy A. Johnson