In his book, Becoming a Person of Influence, John Maxwell tells the story about a famous 19th century organist who traveled from town to town giving concerts.
In each town he hired a boy to pump the organ during the concert. After one performance, the hired boy said to the organist, “We sure had a great concert tonight, didn’t we?”
“What do you mean — ‘we’?” the organist said. “I had a great concert. Now run on home.”
The next night when the organist was halfway through a magnificent piece, the organ suddenly quit. The organist continued to pound the keys, but no sound came out.
The audience became restless. At this point, the little boy stuck his head around the corner of the organ and said, “We’re not having a great concert tonight, are we?”
The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. (1 Corinthians 3:8)