Monday, February 20, 2012

Time-lapse Ministry?

Earlier this week, a friend sent me a link to a beautiful video that uses time lapse photography to capture flowers as they open. This amazing technique allows us to see all the imperceptible changes that take place in the life of a flower...changes that would normally be invisible to us.

From tightly closed bud, to unfurling petals, to full blooming flower, the camera allows us to see what our human eyes cannot. Through that lens, we are able to witness a beautiful process with a beautiful result.

I think God works in a similar way. As we work in ministry we cannot see the invisible changes that are taking place in the lives of the children we serve. We cannot speed up time, like that camera does, in order to see the results that our ministry will have on one little life, years from now.

But God can see what our human eyes cannot, and God, not a camera, is in charge of that timing. We must just keep sowing those seeds, trusting that we are part of a beautiful process that will reap a beautiful result.

Take a moment to watch The Dance of The Flowers & allow yourself to think about who the children you serve might become.


  1. I needed this reminder tonight - thanks. I was sitting here having a pity party :). Sometimes it just feels like all I'm doing is spinning my wheels.

    God bless, Wanda

    1. Glenys, An incredibly encouraging message for all Children's Ministry workers, Youth Leaders and Pastors! David

    2. Thank you for your encouragement friends!