I talk to you from time to time, trying to encourage you folks who think you "don't
do anything" for Christ. You say things like "I just sit like a bump on a log when I'm at church, so what good
am I doing." And I've reminded you that if no one was sitting in the pews, who would hear the minister's message.
And a sermon I heard gave me new insight on that.
A lady talked to women of our church and I later heard a tape
of the message and she was talking of the time crowds were listening to Jesus out in a desert place and at mealtime, no one
had food for them. Except a young lad who had five barley loaves and two fishes which he had brought as a lunch. Smartest
kid among the 5,000 there, counting only the menfolk. But Jesus multiplied the lunch so that it fed everyone there, and just
to keep people from saying "no one was really hungry," they took up 12 baskets of scraps when all had been fed.
(That's told in the sixth chapter of John).
here's the point the lady speaker gave...who made the young boy's lunch! A mother, who wasn't there...a Mom who
was back home sweeping and washing dishes and tending to children and a thousand other things.
And so remember folks...Christ doesn't go by quantity...
He goes by QUALITY of your service. Go to church, even if you
just sit...but then let your life shine out toward those looking at you, so you'll be a good influence on them for Christ.
And don't weaken it with whispers about a neighbor, or language or hanging out in places that look like a double standard
Again, the good measurement
is to just say to yourself, "What would Jesus do." And close with, "Thank God for Mothers!"