Nehemiah 4:6 “So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.”
It has been said; “Many hands make light work”.
It has also been said that 20% of the people do 80% of the work (I think I am being generous!).
Truly, we have seen what can be done when there are many hands. Take a look around. Whether it is construction, yardwork, cleaning, or organizing; many hands will shorten the time needed to finish the job.
So, how does this become a Biblical principle?
We are commissioned by God to reach the world.
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Jesus commissioned his disciples to go to their city, their state, their country and beyond to be witnesses for him. We, too, have the same charge.
But, today, I was more challenged for the work that needs to be done for my church. We sometimes talk of ‘Somebody’.
‘Somebody’ will pick up that piece of paper on the floor. We see a dirty window and say; “Somebody should clean that.” We look at the lawn at church and wonder, “Isn’t Somebody going to mow the lawn?”
NEWS FLASH: Somebody died!
Now the work needs to be done by you!
The work of God needs hands – our hands to take up whatever it is that needs to be done.
I have found that when I begin to take interest and do something to clean, to fix, to straighten; someone else will say, “Do you need a hand?” and soon, the work is completed.
Short challenge this morning – next time you see something that is needing attention, be the one to take up the challenge and do what needs to be done.
Grab some gospel tracts and hand one out every day and we will have done more to spread the gospel than if we wait for “Somebody” else to do it.