One Thought – A Devotional
SERVING IN VAIN?
18 July 2017
When we do work for the Lord, it is never in vain. Even if it seems we are going nowhere. Even if it seems, despite all the good we think we are doing, the job is thankless. Even if it seems He has let us down. Even if it seems we have lost our way. Even if it seems He has turned His face away from us.
For those of us in ministry, is it not true there are times when we have felt this way?
It is that awful feeling that God has abandoned us, sometimes even after calling us to give up everything to walk the unknown path for Him.
Brother Stefan Ong shared one such story. The story of David and Svea Flood, and their daughter, Aggie, is worth retelling. You need to google for the full story, though.
The short one is that in 1921 Scandinavian missionaries David and Svea Flood went into deep Africa to preach the word of God. The tribes there rejected them.
But Svea managed to convert a little African boy through love and deeds. He was the only one in that remote African area who experienced the love of Christ. She soon died after giving birth to a little girl.
Feeling bitter against God about this, an angry and broken David Flood left for home. The baby girl Aggie was given to another Scandinavian missionary couple in Africa. When they died, the baby girl was given to an American missionary couple. They raised Aggie in America.