Christ had passed through the awful hour of agony and death. He then came back from the grave a victorious conqueror, and proclaimed to His disciples, “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.” Then He immediately added, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” As followers of Jesus Christ, we are expected to serve.
Some are called to preach, as Paul said: “Woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16). Others may not be called to preach, but every believer is to “do the work of an evangelist” in one way or another (2 Timothy 4:5).
There is a place of service and a work for each Christian. None can look to the Master and say, “I do not have the privilege of doing something for You.” We may not all have five talents—or even two—but we are all responsible for putting to good use what He has given us. God has beautifully arranged and adapted spheres of labor, so as to meet all the diversity of capacity and talent among His people. To each believer He has given power and opportunity to do something.
What are you doing for Christ? What are you doing for the salvation of souls? What are you doing for the help of the feeble among the lambs and sheep of Christ’s flock?
Let us say, with the apostle Paul, “Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6).
—Condensed from Young Christian