In John 4, we again see the biblical principle of sowing and reaping. Sometimes we sow, sometimes we reap. Sowing is the hard work. No immediate gratification. No guarantee that there will be a harvest. However, we need to be willing to trade what we want to see immediately for what will happen eventually.
When you sit on the floor with 2 year olds on a Sunday morning, you may not immediately see the harvest. When you do kid's motions to a kid's song in Splash, you may not immediately see the harvest. When you sit on the floor with your Kidzu group and talk about a Bible story, you may not immediately see the harvest. When you wave a car into the parking lot, call your middle/high school group, open the front door - for all of those you may not see the harvest - immediately.
But you will see the harvest eventually. Jesus states that reaper and sower will rejoice, together. Eventually.
Let's pray together that God would give us opportunities to sow immediately so that we can rejoice together eventually.