This past Sunday, a writer I've known for years spoke to all the people in the church my wife and I attend.
She didn't come in person. But the elder who presented the communion message quoted an article of hers that appeared awhile ago in another denomination's magazine.
When she wrote the piece, whether on assignment or on spec, I suspect she never have looked past the magazine's immediate circulation, or maybe its usual pass-along readership.
But the pass-along for any published writing can be far larger and widespread than you suspect. When you offer your words in print, you never know. But God does.