Martin Harris was asked to mortgage his farm to print the Book of Mormon.
They needed $3,000 up front to print five thousand copies, and no one else had it but him.
[Sidenote: Isn’t it beautiful that the person who lost part of the scriptures was given the opportunity to help the world “find” the rest of the scriptures?]
And wouldn’t you love it if Martin became the most successful farmer in that whole area for his sacrifice?
It wasn’t so.
He lost his farm to pay the debt.
But even before Martin lost anything, before he even committed to the sacrifice, Christ reminded Martin Harris about His own sacrifice.
“Which caused [Himself] even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of the pain and bleed at every pore.” (D&C 19:18) Only to be betrayed by a friend and hung on a cross.
Maybe it was a little foreshadowing for Martin…
Sometimes, small stories don’t end beautifully—but because of Christ’s sacrifice, the big story always does.
Or, as a friend of mine says, “It always works out in the end. And if it hasn’t worked out, then it isn’t the end.”
We must have faith in God, not results.