Many raindrops bring a great harvest
By Steve Nailor
Several days ago, I sat in my garage and through the open door, I watched raindrops bounce off the pavement.
I thought about the importance of rain to the world, and I thought the rain drops might serve as a metaphor for our ministry with men.
If each rain drop could represent a United Methodist man, the combination of talents and skills could bring new life to our churches and communities. One raindrop can’t do much to revitalize a dry field, but a combination of raindrops can produce a massive harvest.
Our mission is to “declare the centrality of Christ in every man’s life” (Discipline ¶2302).
From the bottom of my heart, I believe men hold the key to the church’s growth and stability.
Jesus gave us two commandments:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
––Matthew 22:37-39 (NAS version)
If we were to make Christ central in our lives and if we were to follow these commandments we could make a difference in the lives of others.
Be a drop of rain and join with other men in making a difference in your community and your church.
Then breathe in the fresh air of new vitality following the rain.
Steve Nailor, president
National Association of Conference Presidents of UM Men