WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT
Ron Larimore of Oloha, Oregon sent in this story he read in Moody Monthly, Mar 82. It seems a veteran missionary was returning home to the U. S. after several terms on the field. Aboard a ship bound for New York harbor, a secularist challenged him by pointing out the futility of giving one’s life in missionary service. He continued by noting that no one on board ship was paying any attention to the veteran missionary, a sign they apparently considered his efforts quite wasted. The servant of God responded, “I’m not home yet.” The agnostic assumed the misionary was referring to a large crowd that would meet the ship, and he scoffed again when they disembarked — not a solitary person welcomed the missionary. Once again, the missionary said, “I’m not home yet.” A lonely train ride lay ahead as he made his trek from New York City to his small Midwestern hometown. Reaching his destination, the…
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