The story is told of two Moravian missionaries who heard of a colony of slaves who had not yet heard the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their hearts were burdened within them. So, they sought some opportunity to go and preach to them. They soon discovered that the slaves owner did not allow Christians to come because he was afraid of the effect of the Gospel on the slaves. These two young men finally came to the realization that the only way to preach to them was to sell themselves into slavery.
That is exactly what they did. They sold themselves into slavery and as they bade their families and friends goodbye, it is said that one of them looked over the rail ofthe ship, as it pulled from the dock, and screamed to those they would probably never see again,
“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to
receive the reward of His suffering.”
I think we have forgotten that there are worse things than death, suffering or even slavery. The fires of hell and the people who will find themselves there because they did not repent and turn to Jesus are just two reasons to go into all the world!
Worthy IS the Lamb!
Only when our sense of calling is higher than our own comfort will we be able to forsake present pleasure for future glory. We have to see that ALL that this world pretends to offer is not the worlds to give.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27, ESV).
Amen and amen!