Psalm 126:6 - They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
On December 16th 1773, Colonial patriots dumped hundreds of cases of tea into the Boston Harbor. In what is known as the Boston Tea Party, a thousand patriots brandishing axes and whooping like Indians, their faces disguised with bronze paint, ran from the old South Meeting House and boarded three British ships. None of the crews were harmed but in a matter of minutes, the Dartmouth, the Eleanor and the Beaver had been stripped of their cargo of tea which it was poured into the harbor. As the sea level fell, tea piled upon the beaches "like haystacks." John Adams said of the event, "The people should never rise without doing something to be remembered, something notable and striking. This destruction of the tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid and inflexible, it must have important consequences."
I think of a sign that I have seen on several churches: Enter to worship, leave to service." When God's people leave church says they should involve themselves in a cause that is notable and will have important consequences. As the Psalmist says, we should "go forth" and bear "precious seed." Being a Christian is more than just attending church on Sunday or even caring a bible. It also includes being a witness for Christ the other six days of the week. There is nothing more notable or that will have greater consequences than telling others about Jesus Christ and leading someone to Him. Do you want to do something for which you will be remembered? Tell someone about Jesus. The one you lead to christ will never forget you.
Lead Pastor @Genesee Road Church of God.