“His master replied, ‘Well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness.'” – Matthew 25:21
This past week, our team gained a deeper insight into what Jesus meant in the parable of the talents. Each day we counted beads, which are used to make jewelry for a ministry here in East Asia. The ministry rescues women out of human trafficking, provides them with a place to stay in their women’s shelter and also provides language training and employment by making jewelry.
At the beginning of the week, it wasn’t easy. We were struggling to see the result or understand what impact we were truly having. But during the week, God opened our eyes to the importance of the job.
Counting beads is like our team building a wall that represents the kingdom of God, in which we won’t see completed until the end. If we give up now, the wall won’t be completed. Changing people’s lives and building the kingdom of God can be as simple as counting beads. It was through this task that we built relationships with the women and witnessed how this project has changed their lives. It was gratifying to see our part fulfilled.
At the end of the week, we felt like God was the master talking to us as His servants as he spoke in Matthew 25. We have been faithful in the little, and the Lord counts us as faithful servants.