Friday, February 24, 2017

Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

We Christians talk a lot about evangelism. We know that it is of the greatest importance. We agree that it has eternal consequences. We also know that with the help of the Holy Spirit, any Christian can effectively witness to others. But for some reason, whether for fear of rejection or not saying the right thing, we just don’t talk about Jesus very often and hope that somebody else does.

Many years ago a man said to his niece who had suddenly been put into a position of tremendous importance and responsibility, “Don’t make excuses for not doing what needs to be done. Don’t you think that you were put into this situation for the very purpose of taking a stand for that which is right?”*

You and I were born for this time. God placed us here at this moment in history to be his representatives in this world. That is the reason for our existence. If we do not speak of him, if we do not live our lives in a way that demonstrates the distinct difference he makes in our lives, then we have lost our reason for living.

This is our time! Let’s stand up for Jesus! Everyone of us!

*Esther 4:14

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Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.