Welcome to the Spring Edition of the HeartCry Magazine. In the last three months, the world has seen much negativity: Western culture continues to drift further from God, war wages in Ukraine, and the Middle East is engulfed in turmoil. The threat of terrorism continues to grow in almost every corner of the globe and the persecution of Christians continues to increase.
The stage seems dark; and yet, in the midst of this darkness, the Gospel continues to triumph. Although evil makes the headlines and God’s work goes unnoticed, those of us who believe know that “our God is in the heavens” and “He does whatever He pleases” (Psalms 115:3). And although the Kingdom is like a mustard seed – smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil – when it grows, it “becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches”; and “the birds of the air can nest under its shade” (Mark 4:31-32).
We must be careful to never judge God’s works by mere appearances, but by what He has declared in His Word. He has told us that He “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (I Timothy 2:4). Will He not then work for the salvation of men and for the spread of His Gospel of truth? Even now, He is accomplishing a great work that if fully revealed would astound believers and unbelievers alike. God is not doing a small thing upon the earth, but a work of gigantic proportions! He is not losing; He is winning every step of the way. Though presently unseen to the carnal eye, the final day will reveal it!
The most difficult aspect of being the editor of the HeartCry Magazine is having to cull so many testimonies and reports, simply because there is not enough room in these thirty-six pages to tell them all. It is for this reason, among many others, that I praise God for the internet and for our staff who are constantly posting content on the HeartCry website.
This magazine is just a small glimpse of all the Lord's work around the world in which He has allowed us to take part. Our website where you will be privy to the testimonies of over two hundred missionaries; hundreds of missionary updates; and information regarding the doctrine, convictions, and ministry principles of our society. Additionally, there are over fifteen hundred sermons that have been posted in more than twenty different languages from around the world (including English, Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, etc.). All of this is designed that you might be encouraged and give glory to God!
Paul David Washer