By Joe Gomez
One hundred and three years later, Einstein has been proven right.
Its taken more than a century, but Einsteins celebrated formula e=mc2 has finally been corroborated, thanks to a heroic computational effort by French, German and Hungarian physicists.
A brainpower consortium led by Laurent Lellouch of Frances Centre for Theoretical Physics, using some of the worlds mightiest supercomputers, have set down the calculations for estimating the mass of protons and neutrons, the particles at the nucleus of atoms.
So many times, in regards to ministry, we are told to have faith in the seeds that we plant. Each and every time we come in contact with people, each time we show the love of Christ, each time that we dare to take a public step on Gods foundation and not our own, we are planting a seed.
I remember being in Hong Kong with CTI Music Ministries. While we were there we put on 77 concerts in 28 days. On average there were about 3-4 a day. In the amount of time we were there, we ministered to over 30,000 people. Those numbers sometimes distracted, but always intimidated me.
I remember myself and the 6 others that I served with really struggling with feeling like we were doing anything other than playing 4-5 songs, talking for even fewer minutes, packing up and leaving.
We were constantly reminding ourselves and each other to trust and have faith in the work that we did, even if we could never see what came of it, and it was a constant uphill battle to stay reminded of that.
With numbers in the thousands, opportunities in the dozens, it doesnt take long at all to be in over your head. I dont think that going to Hong Kong on missions with Cti is the only place that this happens. I think in realistic reflection, we encounter this frightening reality daily.
I think of pastors of small churches, who are trusting God with what they have, even if its not much. I think of pastors of large churches, who are responsible for thousands. I think of those involved in missions, counseling, rehab, or any kind of discipleship and teaching.
I think of how each and every one of us, intentionally or not, are sowing some kind of seed in this world with every word, action, and thought. Not only do I think of the necessity to come face to face with the gravity of them, but that we will never be able to handle and take care of each and every thing.
I think of Einstein, who was devoted to his incredible and ground breaking science, but never got to see his theories proven. He died with the knowledge that e probably equals mc2, never getting to see the seeds that he planted grow and flourish.
I pray that we can trust, that we can truly know what it means to have faith in Gods stewardship of the work that we are too small to see.
What are some things that you wish you could see the result of the seeds that you planted?
Have you been lucky enough to see it?
Thanks for planting
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Joe loves life in Nashville, Tn and spends most of his days reading, writing, playing guitar, eating great food, and deepening himself in a dependence of the love of his heavenly Father. He blogs at: www.josephallyngomez.com.