“Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.”—Mark 4:20.
It’s easy to count the seeds inside an apple. But how many apples do you suppose are in each seed? That’s a more difficult challenge. God only knows how many apples a seed is capable of producing.
The same holds true concerning our work for the Lord. Oh, we can count how many dollars we give to the church or to the poor. We can keep a journal of our prayers. But God only knows just how far-reaching our efforts will be. Only the Lord knows how much influence we will have on others as we continue to allow his word to work through our lives to bless others and to bring God glory.
Keep sowing the seeds, my friends. But we probably shouldn’t bother trying to count the apples.