A. W. Tozer warns against an attitude we often give in our presentation of missions. “We commonly represent God as a busy, eager, somewhat frustrated Father hurrying about seeking help to carry out His benevolent plan to bring peace and salvation to the world. Too many missionary appeals are based upon this fancied frustration of Almighty God.” (Quoted by Tom Wells, A Vision for Missions, Banner of Truth Trust, 1985, page 35).
How much better to present the attitude that missions – the offering of the message of salvation to those who have never heard, is an extension of worship for God’s mercy and grace. If this be the attitude of every missionary, then those we present the message to will hear it through heart overflowing with joy in God. “Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared (worshiped) above all gods” (Psalm 96:3-4).