If you’ve worked with a group on a large and difficult jigsaw puzzle without reference to the picture, you may have seen these stages:
- The beginning: everyone is glad to help with the easy stuff—turning pieces upright, gathering and building the edge, and pulling together patches of unusual color.
- The middle: most wander off to other activities while a hardy few struggle on, and progress is slow and painful.
- The end: everyone gathers with renewed energy as the END comes in view, and is realized far more quickly than the middle stage would suggest.
That’s what the No Place Left saga and the 24:14 Coalition are about—inspiring believers with a vision for embracing their God-given role in the end stage of completing His grand purpose.
Adapted from the 1995 Mission Frontiers article: When the End is In Sight