“But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.”

What do you think the world needs most today? More than anything else? Most believers would say JESUS and I think you would agree. The good news of the gospel is God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that who soever would believe in Him would not perish but have eternal life. God knew exactly what we needed and is why He sent us Jesus! God wants the word to get out about Jesus and His method of doing so is you and me.

The apostle Paul put it this way in 1 Corinthians 12:27-31, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 28 Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages. 29 Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 30 Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages? Of course not! 31 So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts”.

Maybe you don’t think God can use you but thats just not true. Read the following true story and ask God to reveal to you the gift or gifts He has given you to help reach others with the Good News about Jesus. “Edward Kimble was a shoe salesman who worked alongside a young boy named Dwight. Edward Kimble shared the gospel with Dwight who accepted Christ. The year was 1858, and Dwight’s last name was Moody. The world knows him as D. L. Moody, who was one of the greatest evangelists in history.

Years later when Moody was preaching, a pastor named Frederick D. Meyer was deeply stirred, and as a result, he went into his own nationwide preaching ministry. On one occasion when Meyer was preaching, a college student named J. Wilbur Chapman heard him and accepted Christ. Chapman went out and began to share the gospel, and he employed a young baseball player named Billy Sunday. Billy Sunday ended up being the greatest evangelist of his generation.

When Billy Sunday preached the gospel in Charlotte, North Carolina, it was such a great meeting that he was invited back. But when he couldn’t be there, Sunday recommended a preacher named Mordecai Ham. Ham went to Charlotte and preached, but not many people responded to his invitation to accept Christ. But on one of the last nights, a tall, lanky boy who worked on the local dairy farm walked forward. Everyone knew him as Billy Frank, and we know him today as Billy Graham.

So here’s the point, Edward Kimble reached D. L. Moody, who touched Frederick Meyer, who reached Wilbur Chapman, who helped Billy Sunday, who reached businessmen in Charlotte, who invited Mordecai Ham, who ultimately reached Billy Graham. And it all began with the simple witness of Edward Kimble, a shoe salesman who was faithful to share Jesus with others.”

Every one of us can make a difference for the kingdom of God. All we need to be wiling to do is share Jesus Christ with others. Until all the world hears remember, “Won by One”.

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!”

Isaiah 52:7


Michael Osthimer





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