"Two young Moravians heard of an island in the West Indies where an atheist British owner had 2000 to 3000 slaves. And the owner had said, "No preacher, no clergyman, will ever stay on this island. If he's ship wrecked we'll keep him in a separate house until he has to leave, but he's never going to talk to any of us about God, I'm through with all that nonsense." Three thousand slaves from the jungles of Africa brought to an island in the Atlantic and there to live and die without hearing of Christ.

Two young Moravians heard about it. They sold themselves to the British planter and used the money they received from their sale, for he paid no more than he would for any slave, to pay their passage out to his island for he wouldn't even transport them. As the ship left its' pier in the river at Hamburg and was going out into the North Sea carried with the tide, the Moravians had come from Herrenhut to see these two lads off, in their early twenties. Simply that as slaves, they could be as Christians where these others were. Their families were there weeping, for they knew they would never see them again. And they wondered why they were going and questioned the wisdom of it. As the gap widened and the housings had been cast off and were being curled up there on the pier, and the young boys saw the widening gap, one lad with his arm linked through the arm of his fellow, raised his hand and shouted across the gap the last words that were heard from them, they were these, "MAY THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN RECEIVE THE REWARD OF HIS SUFFERING!" This became the call of Moravian missions."

Sometimes we hear stories like this an we think, "I want to be sold out to God like that, but I don't think I could be that radical." However the point of the story isn't simply to highlight the radicalness of the missionaries, but rather the unsurpassed worth of the One for whom they went.  Every day we have countless opportunities to serve God. Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking "this opportunity is so small it probably won't matter in the grand scheme of things", so we end up passing it over. But radicalness isn't in the size of the opportunity or the weight of your sacrifice, it's found in the obedience of serving a King who is worthy of it.

Maybe you are on the fence about seizing an opportunity to serve God because you don't think it will matter all that much. Every single day the Kingdom of God is advancing for the glory of God through small sacrifices. Little opportunities to support and glorify God that go unnoticed. So before you hesitate to jump on an opportunity that may not seem like much, ask yourself, "is the Lamb who was slain, worthy to receive the reward of his suffering?" The answer is unequivocally, YES! From now until you breath your last breath, pour out your life for this purpose, no matter what the opportunities look like. Each one is your chance to glorify the One who is worthy.