May the Message Spread
“Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.” 2 Thess. 3:1
This prayer began ten years ago as a group of us embarked on a mission into women’s correctional facilities in the United States. I have kept numbers from the trips, the correspondence lessons, the baptisms, and Christmas morning cell to cell visits. As is often the case with the Lord, we have found ourselves in situations that made no natural sense, yet believed strongly that the Lord wanted us there. As a result, we have sat with one woman and been in front of hundreds. Each life is precious, valuable, and important to God.
I can testify that in the ten year span of time the message of the Lord has spread rapidly. We pray it has been handled in a way that brings the message and its ultimate author – the Holy Spirit – honor. Doors to have opened to us in places we would have never foreseen. We do know that this year we have seen more people reached with the word of God that the sum of our previous years’ work. It is in a word, miraculous.
The scattered seed of the Lord has produced a bountiful harvest.