Topic: Not Home Yet
Scripture: "But many who seem to be important now will be the least important then, and those who are considered least here will be the greatest then." Matthew 19:30
Message: A missionary couple who had served for many years in Africa were returning to the United States.Leaving Africa with broken health and no pension, they felt defeated,discouraged,and afraid. As it turned out,President Teddy Roosevelt was traveling on the same ship.Of course, it caused a great commotion as everyone tried to catch a glimpse of the president, who was returning from a hunting expedition.
The missionary said to his wife, “Something is wrong.Why should we, who have given our lives in service to the Lord all these years in Africa, come back and not receive any fanfare or attention? And this man,who has done nothing more than just go on a hunting trip, is the center of attention?It just doesn’t seem right.”
When the ship arrived,a brass...