One sows the Word, another reaps the salvation harvest
John 4:37–38 (ASV)
37For herein is the saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38I sent you to reap that whereon ye have not labored: others have labored, and ye are entered into their labor.
G. H. Lang had the honor of reaping the harvest of salvation in a well-known ruffian. The seed had been sown in the man 28 years before by the words of a dying fellow soldier in battle.
As a minister of the gospel neared the gates of Heaven, he had no fear, no anxiety about his fate in eternity, for Jesus had saved him and he knew so! His only dying wish was for twenty-five particular men to come to Jesus and though he died without seeing that happen, eventually all twenty-five came to the saving grace of God!