God has not called us to be showmen, do spectacular wonders, and thrill a sensation- crazy generation. He has ordained us to be faithful by life and lip to His Christ and when we do, men will believe on Him.
Son In The Gospel
Timothy, my own son in the faith.
I Timothy 1:2
Blessed is the preacher who has a preacher son. But if one has not son in the flesh he may, like Paul, have a son in the faith.
To win a boy to Jesus, like Andrew, to find “a lad here,” with his loaves and fishes, and bring him to the Saviour-that is to have a son in the Gospel. Or to show some youth the Heavenly Vision and awaken him to the challenge of the Cross-that is to be a father in the faith.
We are married to Christ, that we should bring forth fruit unto God (Rom. 7:4). Paul speaks of Onesimus as “Begotten in my bonds” and of the Corinthians as “begotten through the gospel.” He writes to the Galatians, “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” (Gal. 4:19).
And think of the spiritual grandchildren! The man who led Moody to Christ started a family without number.
How many “children” can you report to the Heavenly Census Taker?