Matthew 16:26 says, "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
Tonight, as I thought about today's events I pondered the true price of a soul. Missionaries who have gone before me have shown that thier own life was less precious than winning a soul to Christ. A missionary at a recent Missions Conference said that christians spend more money on their dog during a year than they give to missions. How sad? The price of a soul only comes in how much we are willing to give for the cause of Christ.
Recently, I happened to watch two men of God show others by thier actions the price of a soul. The first, was willing to lose his job in order to go to our church camp to win a soul to Christ. The second was the camp director at the campground where I live. He saw that a newly saved boy needed a pair of sneakers. On his way home tonight he dropped by with a brand new pair of sneakers. That boy smiled from ear to ear and went all over the camp ground telling everyone to look down so that they would see his brand new shoes. What a gift from God! This young man less than an hour before was sitting outside dealing with an anger problem that had resulted from his horrible home situation. Now he is here enjoying the blessing from God all because a man thought his spiritual growth was worth the price of a pair of tennis shoes.
Tonight, as I fall asleep in prayer for the young men who are counseling in the cabins I pray that the Lord would give them strength to value the souls of thier campers more than comfort and rest, more than a full nights sleep,...
In closing I must ask you the same question that I am asking myself -
"What is the price of a soul?"
Welcome friends, old and new, known and unknown! It has been my desire to share with you how the Lord is working in my life as I serve the Lord on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. There is an old black and white movie called The African Queen. It is about a boat that travels down river. This blog is not about a boat. It is however, about my travels on the mission field of Kabwe, Zambia. By the way, did you know that my name means queen. For many years I have been burdened for souls in Africa. That is why some of my friends call me African Queen.