Recently, I saw a friend of mine, a brilliant scientist, whom I’ve known since the 1970s. He was a world-renowned scientist, making enormous amounts of money working for his government. In 1973, he submitted his resignation. It took the government seven years to let him go. They did everything they could to keep him from resigning.
I heard his testimony in my early days of ministry, and he said he had come to the conclusion that the greatest privilege on earth was carrying the Bible and sharing the Good News. I’ll never forget the tears and joy on his face. When I talked to him recently, he said that after serving God all these years, if he had to make that decision again, he’d make it much faster than he did those many years ago. This man was born into a rich family, and the world acclaimed him. But he came to the place where, for him, the greatest privilege was serving the Lord Jesus Christ.
I’m not a scientist, and I don’t have the credentials this man has, but I think about the privilege the Lord has given to you and me and to the missionaries, Sisters of Compassion and believers in Asia—the special privilege of serving Him. The blessings and joys that we experience, you cannot buy with a billion dollars. Our needs are met and the Lord answers our prayers, and when life is over, we’ll possess something not made by human hands.
When you stand before the Lord, you will see people who are there in His presence because you helped reach them with the message of Christ’s love—people like Laalamani, Tvisha and Manpreet. I hope that as you continue to support and pray for God’s work in Asia, you are encouraged to remember He is changing lives through you. May the Lord give you the grace to keep living for a time when there is no time—eternity.