Saturday, September 11, 2010

daily text 9/11

(FYI -here's an entry I posted last year on 9/11)
9/11 Anniversary Experiences

Saturday, September 11th, 2010
"The sower and the reaper . . . rejoice together"

(John 4:36)

The two illustrations regarding sowing seed recorded in Mark chapter 4 emphasize that we have a work to do—sowing. We should never allow excuses and potential problems and difficulties to stop us from doing this work. (Ecclesiastes 11:4) At the same time, though, we are aware of our wonderful privilege to be counted as fellow workers with God. Jehovah is the one who causes spiritual growth, blessing our efforts and the efforts of those who receive the message. We realize that we cannot force spiritual growth in anyone. We likewise need not feel discouraged or disheartened if growth is slow or lacking. How comforting it is to know that our success is measured by our faithfulness to Jehovah and to the privilege that he has granted us to preach the "good news of the kingdom . . . for a witness to all the nations."—Matthew 24:14.
(Watchtower issue: 7/15/08, 3:17, 18)