The Painter Did It
By faith Moses… refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin.
Recommended Reading – Hebrews 11:23-29
During a hotel stay in France, the founder of Greater Europe Mission, Robert Evans, determined to share his faith with the staff he encountered there. He quickly discovered that many of them were familiar with Gospel, and some had already come to faith in Christ. Evans was interested in how they came to know about Christ and found that it was one of the workers — the hotel painter — who had shared his faith. “Almost everything here gets constant painting,” explained the man. “My work gets me into every department of the building, I know everybody and everybody knows me. Of course, I tell them about my Lord.”
This is a great reminder that our mission field is wherever we are. For Moses, it was the desert. He did his greatest work for the Lord in the hardest locations. Sometimes our situations are difficult and challenging, but having a Moses-like faith can help us see beyond the temporal and into the eternal. Don’t be frustrated if you’re tending sheep in the desert or painting a wall somewhere. God has a wonderful way of using us to reach people wherever we are.
“A sage seeks opportunities in difficulties, and a fool finds difficulties in opportunities.” We are born to overcome difficulties through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Christiana Tsai, Chinese heroine