"Also I heard the voice
of the Lord, saying,
Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
Then said I, Here am I; send me."
Volunteer's For God
There is no silence so deep, none so
embarrassing, none so penetrating, as the
silence that usually follows the question,
"There is work to do! Any volunteers?"
Those at a meeting sit very still in their
eyes cast down, as the chairman searches the
group for some sign of willingness to serve. The
poor moderator, at that moment, must have some
inkling of the pained silence in heaven as God
too seeks servers.
Messengers by the millions, the angels, yearn to
do God's work. Yet for the love of humankind, He
gives us opportunities to share in His plan for
the world. God permits us to give food to the
hungry, wisdom to the ignorant, healing to the
sick, and hope to the confused. He wants to use
us so we may have the joy of participating in
service. It is regrettable that the most common
response to His call is silence. Instead of an
eager "I'll go!
The loyal sons and daughters of the loving
too often sit mute.
"The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but
the slothful shall be under tribute. Heaviness
in the heart of man maketh it glad." Proverbs
"He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack
hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich."
God gave us hands to work for Him. Not hands for
selfish gain, but hands for faithful stewardship
of God's resources.
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers
only , deceiving your own selves." James1:22
How prone we are to fill pews but never do
anything as a result. We need to volunteer our
services to those in need!
"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of
liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a
forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this
man shall be blessed in his deed." James
Because Jesus Christ's hands were pierced for us
and our hands were made clean by His shed blood,
we offer Him our hands for His tasks. With
praying hands we seek His will and His strength.
From His open hands we receive both the
opportunity and the ability to volunteer our
services to others.
May we all go out and serve God voluntarily by
telling sinful people that God put His only Son
on Calvary's cross to set us free! By God's
grace, let each one of us say with Isaiah: "Here
am I! Send me!"
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in
due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
God bless you all as you volunteer yourselves to
help those in need.