No Hands But Ours
Paul K. Williams
Transvaal, Republic of South Africa
"Christ has no hands but our hands to do His work today" is how the song begins. Jesus said, "For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves, and entrusted his possessions to them." Matthew 25:14.
We have been entrusted with the possessions of Jesus. If any gain is to come from them, we must work. God is not going to broadcast the gospel over a powerful loudspeaker from a helicopter. He has entrusted the gospel to us and commanded as to preach to every creature.
The trust Jesus has put in His disciples is an amazing thing. He has bound Himself so that the success or failure of the gospel is up to His followers. He is not playing games, either. he has said, "I trust you to preach to every creature." Then He has gone away to leave us to do it.
This great trust is a humbling thing. I know too much about myself. I dont think I would trust the success of the gospel to such as me. But Jesus knows even more about me than I do myself. And His trust is proof to me that I can do what He requires. It makes me look for ways to teach and it makes me look to Him for strength.
Christian, you are vital to the cause Christ died for. He depends on you to get the job of teaching done. Dont make excuses. He knows you better than you know yourself. You can do it, and He knows it. Simply respond to His great trust by doing it.
Preach to every creature!
TRUTH MAGAZINE XVII: 12, p. 11